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Meaning of the "quips" from Bulgakov's The Master and Margarita

Here is the same paragraph in Russian: Произошло подсчитывание, пересыпаемое шуточками и прибаутками Коровьева, вроде «денежка счет любит», «свой глазок — смотрок» и прочего такого же." [link] ...
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Why does the narrator of "Master and Margarita" say that Caribbean are fiction?

Having read both the original version and a Latvian translation, I would say that the original tries to to say that the Caribbean does not exist in relation to Archibald Archibaldovich. Ie. It is a ...
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Did Pilate have a vision of Woland/Satan?

Canonical interpretation is that it was a vision of Tiberius - roman emperor of that time. One of the reliable sources for this is the Gasparov's text of about the structure of the novel, but no one ...
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How did Pilate order Judas' death in Master and Margarita?

It was indeed a very thinly veiled order: 'I am very glad to hear it. Now for the second question. It concerns that man . . . what's his name? . . . Judas of Karioth.' At this the visitor ...
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Why does the narrator of "Master and Margarita" say that Caribbean are fiction?

There is no definite answer here, only interpretations are possible here. My thoughts: your translation is really terrible. In Russian text there no "romantics", they are "mystics". This "black-eyed ...
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Is there a meaning to Koroviev 's nickname?

There's no canon information. There exist several random guesses, listed on Russian Wikipedia; none of which has any meaningful proof either textually or authorial-intent wise (although most guesses ...
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What view of evil is presented by Woland in Bulgakov's The Master and Margarita?

Woland's image is different from the usual description because he doesn't hurt people intentionally. He gives people a chance of deliberate choice. Thus he does justice rather than embodies evil. The ...
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Is there a meaning to Koroviev 's nickname?

As far as i remember he was always in suits and well-dressed. I thought that maybe his name might derive from French, "se fagoter" well dressed or proper
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