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A poet, translator, and novelist, Boris Pasternak was born in Moscow in 1890. In 1958 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature but, facing threats from Soviet authorities, refused the prize. He lived in virtual exile in an artists’ community near Moscow until his death in 1960.
Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky are the award-winning translators of Tolstoy’s War and Peace, among many other works of Russian literature. They are married and live in France.
Too many different Russian names connected to each character, including cities and places. Good read otherwise.Published 8 days ago by Billy G Johnson
This is the first (and last,I hope) time that I have ever said this : the movie was better than the book.Published 12 days ago by Claudia
This is a magnificent novel. I first read it many years ago. Rereading it was wonderful.........Published 15 days ago by Samuel L. Straight
Wrong translation from Russian! I thought I carefully ordered the new translation, which is more accurate. I use this novel to work on my Russian reading skills. Read morePublished 28 days ago by Robert W Severance
Pasternak is a poet, NOT a novelist. Parts of this narrative read like a cell phone breaking up. A very awkward novel that might have received no attention except for the... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Don Tiedemann
The movie was better. However, the I did learn some things about the revolution and civil war that I was not aware of. Just like Tolstoy though way, way too long.Published 1 month ago by Michael H. Welsch
The movie was amazingly true to the book.
Now if Mel Brooks made a movie about the Russian Civil War ...
Great book. I've read before and bought this to replace a previous edition.
Anyone looking for a good read about a tragic love story, this is it.