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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.See all Editorial Reviews
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 1 month 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 1 month 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 2 months ago by Alyeska NC
Dr. Zhivago is great book. For the most part, it's very captivating. Granted, there are times when it gets a little boring (that could be said of almost any book). Read morePublished 2 months ago by Tacitus R Low
I was small when the movie came out and went several times with my grandmother, reading it now its like i am in the movies with her once againPublished 3 months ago by Cheri McCaffrey
there are so many characters. Russian authors are so complex. it s a heavy book. i didn't finish it i stooped reading it half way troughPublished 5 months ago by madalina