Boris Pasternak

Boris Leonidovich Pasternak (1890 - 1960)

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Boris Leonidovich Pasternak
Born in Moscow, Russian Empiremap
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Died in Peredelkino, Russian SFSR, Soviet Unionmap
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Бори́с Леони́дович Пастерна́к, IPA in Russian, was born in Moscow, the son of talented artists: his father a painter and illustrator of Tolstoy's works, his mother a well-known concert pianist.[1]

He was a Soviet Russian poet, novelist, and literary translator. In his native Russian, Pasternak's first book of poems, My Sister, Life (1917), is one of the most influential collections ever published in the Russian language.[2]

Outside Russia, Pasternak is best known as the author of Doctor Zhivago (1957), a novel which takes place between the Russian Revolution of 1905 and the First World War. Doctor Zhivago was rejected for publication in the USSR. At the instigation of Giangiacomo Feltrinelli, Doctor Zhivago was smuggled to Milan and published in 1957 and distributed with the help of the CIA in the rest of Europe. Pasternak was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1958, an event which enraged the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, which forced him to decline the prize, though his descendants were later to accept it in his name in 1988.[3]

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Boris Pasternak in his youth
Boris Pasternak in his youth

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