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4. Heart of a Dog  by Mikhail Bulgakov

Mikhail Bulgakov  15 May [O.S. 3 May] 1891 – 10 March 1940) was a Russian writer, medical doctor and playwright active in the first half of the 20th century. He is best known for his novel The Master and Margarita, published posthumously, which has been called one of the masterpieces of the 20th century.

Novels and short story collections


  • The Cabal of Hypocrites/Molière (1936)

  • The Early Plays of Mikhail Bulgakov (1990

  • Peace Plays: Two, 1990

  • Zoyka's Apartment: A Tragic Farce in Three Acts (1991)

  • Six Plays (1991)


  • Life of M. de Molière, 1962



First Sentence: Whoo-oo-oo-oo--hooh--hoo-oo! Oh, look at me, I am perishing in this gateway.


Last Sentence: "Toward the sacred banks of the Nile. . . "


Cellular Sentence: Out of the forty thousand or so Moscow dogs, only a total idiot won't know how to read the word "sausage."


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