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Doctor Zhivago

Doctor Zhivago

  • Title: Doctor Zhivago
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  • ISBN : 9780679774389
  • Format : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Page : 592 pages


This epic tale about the effects of the Russian Revolution and its aftermath on a bourgeois family was not published in the Soviet Union until 1987 One of the results of its publication in the West was Pasternak s complete rejection by Soviet authorities when he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1958 he was compelled to decline it The book quickly became an This epic tale about the effects of the Russian Revolution and its aftermath on a bourgeois family was not published in the Soviet Union until 1987 One of the results of its publication in the West was Pasternak s complete rejection by Soviet authorities when he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1958 he was compelled to decline it The book quickly became an international best seller.Dr Yury Zhivago, Pasternak s alter ego, is a poet, philosopher, and physician whose life is disrupted by the war and by his love for Lara, the wife of a revolutionary His artistic nature makes him vulnerable to the brutality and harshness of the Bolsheviks The poems he writes constitute some of the most beautiful writing featured in the novel


Author Boris Pasternak

Boris Leonidovich Pasternak was born in Moscow to talented artists his father a painter and illustrator of Tolstoy s works, his mother a well known concert pianist Though his parents were both Jewish, they became Christianized, first as Russian Orthodox and later as Tolstoyan Christians Pasternak s education began in a German Gymnasium in Moscow and was continued at the University of Moscow Un




Doctor Zhivago Reviews (31)

  • When I read this in my early twenties it went straight into my top ten favourite novels All the ravishing set pieces of snow, the high adventure of the long train journeys through spectacular landscapes and Yuri and Lara as the romantically bound orphans of the storm was irresistible to my romantic [..]

  • There was no way I could ever escape reading Doctor Zhivago After all, I m a proud daughter of a literature teacher this book earned the Nobel Prize for Boris Pasternak and it has been staring at me from the top of my to read pile for years with quiet accusation.And so, reader, I finally read [..]

  • I sometimes stroke my copy of Doctor Zhivago gently.I doubt I will find time to reread it soon, but it is one of those books I like to think I will read again, some day, even though it is written into my heart already, and has stayed there firmly ever since it first entered it decades ago Is it bett [..]

  • This is a timeless masterpiece While many readers are going to love this book, I think others will find themselves bogged down by its many details Certainly those readers who enjoy primarily plot driven novels are going to be frustrated by the dreamy Doctor Zhivago. [..]

  • Before getting to indulge in this Russian epic, I had to decide what translation to go for For me, this was a big deal, whether to choose the reader friendly version, or, a newer translation by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky that sticks closer to Pasternak s original difficult text I went f [..]

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