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“One of the very great books of our time.” —The New Yorker
“Pevear and Volokhonsky have done a masterly job translating what ought to be considered the definitive English edition of Doctor Zhivago.” —The New Criterion
“A welcome opportunity for anyone who has already read Dr. Zhivago to revisit it and experience a richly rewarding fresh take on an epic tale. For those coming to it for the first time it is a chance to read one of the greatest novels of all times.” —New York Journal of Books
“As well as a gripping story, Doctor Zhivago is a work of meditation and quiet challenge. Pasternak meant every word of it. I believe he would be pleased with the powerful fidelity of the translation now before us.” —Angela Livingstone, The Times Literary Supplement (London)
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.
Terrific writing. I saw the movie when it came out and thought what more could there be. But I'm glad I read Pasternak's writing. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Amazon Customer
This has the awe and sweep of a true epic. It is far better then the movie from which it was made.Published 7 days ago by bwfannin
Just a few words, on the outside chance that I might tip a potential reader or two into reading this marvelous oh-so-Russian novel of lives caught up in the Great October... Read morePublished 28 days ago by Paul Frandano
yeah great. I mean this is Boris Pasternak and had to be smuggled out of the Soviet Union.Published 28 days ago by Joshua Stein
A TRULY GREAT STORY AND SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT FROM THE FILM, MEANING MORE COMPLEX AND DETAILED.Published 1 month ago by D. J. Singer
This purchase was a gift for my father while recovering from surgery, I had also bought the original movie for him as well so that he could compare the two and gather more insight... Read morePublished 3 months ago by SHARYN39
I was sad when the book ended (not to mention that the end felt rushed and not as well formed as the rest of the book). I wanted Pasternak's poetic language to go on forever. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Galina I. Norkin
I've always loved the movie "Dr. Zhivago"; had heard snippets about the book over the years and finally decided to take the plunge and read it. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Alyeska NC