Liberty and Responsibility in Bulgakov’s “The Master and Margarita”
Conferees examined themes of liberty and responsibility in Mikhail Bulgakov's novel The Master and Margarita, a fantastical story set in Stalin's Union of Soviet Socialist Republics that is a fable of personal liberation and a reflection on the possibilities of freedom in an unfree world.
Bulgakov, Mikhail. The Master and Margarita. Translated by Diana Burgin and Katherine Tiernan O’Connor. New York: Vintage, 1996.