Summary and Analysis: Chapters 5–6
Riukhin: A poet who helps bring Ivan into the psychiatric clinic.
Zheldybin: Berlioz’s assistant, who receives and spreads the news of Berlioz’s death.
Doctor (also known as Dr. Stravinsky): The head doctor of the Moscow psychiatric clinic.
Griboedov’s, a restaurant on the ground floor of The House of Griboedov, is known as the best restaurant in Moscow. The house serves as a club for Massolit, a Moscow literary organization. The club itself is very cozy and plush, but the restaurant, with its reasonable prices and superb menu, is the club’s greatest feature. On this night, 12 writers have gathered for the meeting...
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