Boris Pasternak

Boris Pasternak

Boris Pasternak
Boris Pasternak
Boris Leonidovich Pasternak (10 February 1890 – 30 May 1960) was a Russian poet, novelist, and literary translator. Composed in 1917, Pasternak’s first book of poems, My Sister, Life, was published in Berlin in 1922 and soon became an important collection in the Russian language. Pasternak’s translations of stage plays by Goethe, Schiller, Calderón de la Barca and Shakespeare remain very popular with Russian audiences.

Pasternak is the author of Doctor Zhivago (1957), a novel that takes place between the Russian Revolution of 1905 and the Second World War. Doctor Zhivago was rejected for publication in the USSR, but the manuscript was smuggled to Italy for publication. Pasternak was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1958, an event that enraged the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, which forced him to decline the prize, though in 1989 his descendants were able to accept it in his name. Doctor Zhivago has been part of the main Russian school curriculum since 2003.


Doctor Zhivago 1957 Novel
The Last Summer 1934 Novella
The Collected Prose 1945 Prose
Collected Short Prose 1977 Prose
The Voice of Prose 1980 Prose
Zhenia’s Childhood 1983 Prose
The Blind Beauty 1969 Play
In the Interlude 1905 Poetry
My Sister – Life 1921 Poetry
The Poetry of Boris Pasternak, 1917-1959 1959 Poetry
Prose & Poems 1959 Poetry
Poems 1955-1959 1960 Poems
Fifty Poems 1963 Poems
The Poems of Doctor Zhivago 1965 Poetry
Seven Poems 1969 Poetry
Selected Poems 1983 Poetry
History of a Contaoactive and Childhood of Luvers 1987 Poetry
Year Nineteen-five 1989 Poetry
Second Nature 1990 Poetry
Safe Conduct 1958 Non-fiction
An Essay in Autobiography 1959 Non-fiction
I Remember 1959 Non-fiction
Three Letters from Boris Pasternak 1967 Non-fiction
Letters to Georgian Friends 1968 Non-fiction
Letters from Tula 1979 Non-fiction
The Correspondence of Boris Pasternak and Olga Freidenberg 1982 Non-fiction
Letters Summer 1926 1985 Non-fiction

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