Boris Pasternak: Volume 2, 1928-1960
a Literary Biography 1928-1960 v. 2
By (author) Christopher Barnes
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Boris Pasternak: Volume 2, 1928-1960 by Christopher Barnes
Book DescriptionThis concluding volume of Christopher Barnes's acclaimed biography of the Russian poet and prose-writer Boris Pasternak covers the period from 1928 to his death, during which he wrote the famous Dr Zhivago and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. Drawing on archive material (including the Pasternak family archive), eyewitness accounts and a huge range of biographical and background information, Barnes brings to light many aspects of Pasternak's personality and private life, while illuminating his relations with the Communist regime and the literary establishment. There is a detailed discussion of Pasternak's original writing (with ample quotation in English translation), and his translations of Goethe, Shakespeare and others. The growth story of Dr Zhivago is traced, and the personal and political implications of the novel's controversial publication explored. The biography concludes with a discussion of Pasternak's Nobel Prize award, final years and death, with a brief account of his posthumous and artistic legacy.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521259583
(228mm x 152mm x 33mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 5-Nov-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Christopher Barnes
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This is the first part of a two-volume biography of the Russian poet and novelist and it covers the years from 1890 to 1928. Drawing on archive material and many eye-witness accounts the author brings to light hitherto neglected aspects of Pasternak's artistic, social and historical environment.
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