Pasternak, Boris

Outside Russia, Pasternak is best known for authoring Doctor Zhivago, a novel which spans the last years of Czarist Russia and the earliest days of the Soviet Union. Banned in the USSR, Doctor Zhivago was smuggled to Milan and published in 1957. Pasternak was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature the following year, an event which both humiliated and enraged the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. In the midst of a massive campaign against him by both the KGB[citation needed] and the Union of Soviet Writers, Pasternak reluctantly agreed to decline the Prize. In his resignation letter to the Nobel Committee, Pasternak stated the reaction of the Soviet State was the only reason for his decision.
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Doctor Zhivago, 1st English edn 1958 (Boris Pasternak)First published in Russian in 1957, here we have the first English publication by Collins Harvill the following year.

Jacket design by John Woodcock.

Note: This jacket is price-clipped.

ReproJacket #232-A-1, size 214.2x503mm