Boris Pasternak

Boris Pasternak

Boris Leonidovich Pasternak (10 February [O.S. 29 January] 1890 - 30 May 1960) was a Russian language poet, novelist, and literary translator.

About Boris Pasternak

Boris Leonidovich Pasternak (10 February [O.S. 29 January] 1890 - 30 May 1960) was a Russian language poet, novelist, and literary translator. In his native Russia, Pasternak's anthology My Sister, Life, is one of the most influential collections ever published in the Russian language. Furthermore, Pasternak's translations of stage plays by Goethe, Schiller, Pedro Caldern de la Barca, and William Shakespeare remain deeply popular with Russian audiences. Outside Russia, Pasternak is best known as the author of Doctor Zhivago, a novel which takes place between the Russian Revolution of 1905 and the Second World War. Due to its independent minded stance on the socialist state, Doctor Zhivago was refused publication in the USSR. At the instigation of Giangiacomo Feltrinelli, Doctor Zhivago was smuggled to Milan and published in 1957.

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