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Selected Poems by Boris Pasternak Online



Selected Poems

Selected Poems

  • Title: Selected Poems
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  • ISBN : 9780140184662
  • Format : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Page : 160 pages


Aleksandr Blok 1880 1921 lived through his country s savage wars and radical traumas trying to welcome the new order Trotsky wrote, Certainly Blok is not one of us, but he came towards us And that is what broke him Pasternak said, He is as free as the wind Aleksandr Blok 1880 1921 lived through his country s savage wars and radical traumas trying to welcome the new order Trotsky wrote, Certainly Blok is not one of us, but he came towards us And that is what broke him Pasternak said, He is as free as the wind


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




Selected Poems Reviews (14)

  • It s Pasternak That says it all. [..]

  • I am reminded, while reading this, of Ann Pasternak Slater s comments on Pevear and Volokhonsky s translations of her uncle s poems that accompany Doctor Zhivago There are many bad translations of Pasternak s poems, she said, and described those as no worse than the rest Similar words that co [..]

  • I agree with the other reviewer, the Rudman translation of My Sister Life, which is godlike and you should go read right now is a lot better Stallworthy and France do a rhymed metered translation here When I put them side by side with the non rhymed metered Rudman translations and the also non rhyme [..]

  • I picked up Pasternak because of Regina Spektor He writes beautifully and I d recommend his poetry to anyone who likes poetry I continue to search his work as I do for all poets for evidence of a great love. [..]

  • Remains one of those books that begs to be read again The first time I read it was nearly 20 years ago, as a fresh graduate from university with little knowledge of Russian literature These poems rarely feel like translations The introduction gives an exceptional account of Paternak s dramatic life, [..]

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