Перевод: S.E. Torrens The newest translation of the story “The Embroidered Towel” by Mikhail Bulgakov. Translated by S.E. Torrens. Mikhail Afanasyevich Bulgakov was a Russian writer, medical doctor and playwright active in the first half of the 20th century. “The Embroidered Towel” is one of the most famous story from a short story collection A Young Doctor's Notebook, also known as A Country Doctor's Notebook.