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Boris Pasternak
Birth date: February 10, 1890
Died: May 30, 1960
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Gatta ci cova
Gatta ci cova rated it 1 year ago
Quando Giangiacomo Feltrinelli ebbe fra le mani il dattiloscritto dell'opera di Pasternak, inviò un telegramma allo slavista Pietro Zveteremich: “Pregoti venire subito”, perché voleva un suo parere su Il dottor Zivago. La risposta arrivò pochi giorni dopo, la scheda di lettura si concludeva con le...
BagEndBooks rated it 2 years ago
Dull. Good basic plotline. Convoluted. Atmospheric. Drags out. Too wordy. Beautiful phrases placed like pearls in the middle of long, boring paragraphs. I can't say that I found any of the characters all that likeable either. Last third or quarter of the book was good, but I am so glad to be done wi...
Julian Meynell's Books
Julian Meynell's Books rated it 3 years ago
Boris Pasternak essentially won the Nobel prize for this book. The book was smuggled out of the Soviet Union and it is quite critical of the Revolution and is an anti-Marxist book. I admire and in certain respects share Pasternak's ideology (apart from the Christianity). He is in many ways a hero...
daveeisenstark rated it 4 years ago
One of the great books, I think. I'm not sure how I'd feel about it without having seen the movie, which is not only a wonderful movie but a good mental crutch for reading the book. As with most Russian novels, a notebook to write down characters as they come along is a must—every one has 3 names ...
C. P. Lesley
C. P. Lesley rated it 5 years ago
A literary masterpiece—formerly unappreciated by me. Yes, it rambles a bit, and the ending seems somewhat contrived (although less so than the otherwise remarkable 1965 film). But the language is gorgeous, the plot mostly compelling, and the portrayal of late imperial and Soviet Russia magnificently...
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