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By Mikhail Bulgakov

Translated via Michael Glenny; Epilogue through Viktor Nekrasov
(different variation than the retail replica, additionally at the site)

White Guard, Mikhail Bulgakov’s semi-autobiographical first novel, is the tale of the Turbin relatives in Kiev in 1918. Alexei, Elena, and Nikolka Turbin have simply misplaced their mother—their father had died years before—and locate themselves plunged into the chaotic civil conflict that erupted within the Ukraine within the wake of the Russian Revolution. within the context of this family’s own loss and the social turmoil surrounding them, Bulgakov creates an excellent photo of the existential crises caused by way of the revolution and the lack of social, ethical, and political certainties. He confronts the reader with the bewildering cruelty that ripped Russian existence aside in the beginning of the final century in addition to with the intense ways that the Turbins preserved their humanity.

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His friends, after the golf ball whacking, tried to help. THE SCENE: the snack bar at Mullet Luv Golf Center. Many beers. Iced tea for Waymon, sweet. Cigarette packs lying next to lighters. Smoke everywhere, thick as vanilla yogurt. They’re sitting around the big, round table, its yellow plastic top pock-marked by years of cigarette burns. THE PLAYERS: Waymon, who was “Nosferatu” this evening, and two rurals—“Snort,” who two weeks ago, while worshipping Satan, gouged his left eyeball out with an ice pick, and Billy, an enthusiastic Cane Toad licker, best friends—and a nice guy named Jim who was real educated and had clean fingernails and clothes.

You really are! ” Laughing. Laughing like hell at that one. Trying to catch their breath. Holding their throats. ” NOSFERATU, wide-eyed, mesmerized. Didn’t say a word. He knew. JIM: “And I bet you saw that article the other day in the Wall Street Journal about Bill Gates and how he wants to join Augusta National. Loves golf. Seems like a pleasant enough guy. The richest son of a bitch computer geek booger eater in the universe. The shit he invented has given millions of people around the world opportunity and made whole economies and made our worthless lives easier.

Nonetheless, here’s what Mitch and Ken saw after they opened the door to the second bedroom in Waymon Poodle’s apartment number 1931 in the Sans Souci apartment complex in Mullet Luv—which strictly prohibited a resident from painting or wallpapering the walls or the ceiling— on the Monday morning they cleaned him out: Old Bob Jones’ Spalding golf clubs, with the yellow enamel-coated shafts, were laid across the five blades of the ceiling fan and hanging off every club was a set of old leather, plastic, or nylon head covers.

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