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My Sister - Life

My Sister - Life

  • Title: My Sister - Life
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  • ISBN : 9780810119093
  • Format : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Page : 116 pages


Boris Pasternak, the Nobel laureate and author of Doctor Zhivago, composed one of the world s great love poems in My Sister Life. Written in the summer of 1917, the cycle of poems focuses on personal journeys and loves but is permeated by the tension and promise of the impending October Revolution Osip Mandelstam wrote To read the poems of Pasternak is to get one s thro Boris Pasternak, the Nobel laureate and author of Doctor Zhivago, composed one of the world s great love poems in My Sister Life. Written in the summer of 1917, the cycle of poems focuses on personal journeys and loves but is permeated by the tension and promise of the impending October Revolution Osip Mandelstam wrote To read the poems of Pasternak is to get one s throat clear, to fortify one s breathing I see Pasternak s My Sister Life as a collection of magnificent exercises in breathing a cure for tuberculosis This English translation, rendered with verve and intelligence by Mark Rudman, is a heady gust that matches the intensity and power of the original Russian text


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




My Sister - Life Reviews (9)

  • I love Pasternak s poetry This is his early, wild, unhinged work Or at least, unhinged to me But I did love two poems English Lessons and Storm, an Endless Instant Simply beautiful.I also looked at other translators versions of these poems, a shocking tour Rudman and Boychuk seem to shine here, elic [..]

  • Breathtaking poems of ethereal light and being inhabit this collection from Boris Pasternak Osip Mandelstam said, To read the poems of Pasternak is to get one s throat clear , to fortify one s breathing I see Pasternak s My Sister Life as a collection of magnificent exercises in breathing a [..]

  • Essential reading for fans of Doctor Zhivago , this influential 1922 debut collection of Pasternak s poetry remains startling in its nature mysticism and life force exuberance Pasternak s exhortation in the poem Sparrow Hills to Get your soul in motion, stretch it like a sail is like Walt Whi [..]

  • I cannot speak to the accuracy of this translation However, particularly when compared to so many other translations of Pasternak s poetry I ve encountered, this version Rudman Boychuk flows, providing at the very least a glimpse of why Pasternak was so highly regarded in his day. [..]

  • I am not a fan of poetry so I got this just to read the bio on Pasternak, which was short but interesting It had cool pictures, don t know why the poetry is acclaimed but of course Boris is a phenom in handling Dr Zhivago. [..]

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