Doctor Zhivago

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Nov 23, 2010 - Fiction - 544 pages
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First published in Italy in 1957 amid international controversy, Doctor Zhivago is the story of the life and loves of a poet/physician during the turmoil of the Russian Revolution. Taking his family from Moscow to what he hopes will be shelter in the Ural Mountains, Zhivago finds himself instead embroiled in the battle between the Whites and the Reds. Set against this backdrop of cruelty and strife is Zhivago's love for the tender and beautiful Lara, the very embodiment of the pain and chaos of those cataclysmic times. Pevear and Volokhonsky masterfully restore the spirit of Pasternak's original—his style, rhythms, voicings, and tone—in this beautiful translation of a classic of world literature.
  

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Contents

Part Two A GIRL FROM A DIFFERENT CIRCLE 2 4
24
Part Three THE CHRISTMAS PARTY
73
Part Four IMMINENT INEVITABILITIES
106
Part Five FAREWELL To THE OLD
152
Part Six THE MOSCOW ENCAMPMENT
194
Part Seven ON THE WAY 146
246
Part Eight ARRIVAL
303
Part Nine VARYKINO
329
Part Eleven THE FOREST ARMY
390
Part Twelve THE FROSTED RovAN
418
Part Thirteen OPPOSITE THE HOUSE WITH FIGURES
446
Part Fourteen IN vARYIINo AGAIN
496
Part Fifteen THE ENDING
552
Part Sixteen EPILQGUE
596
Part Seventeen THE POEMS OF YURI zHIvAGo
614
Notes
654

Part Ten ON THE HIGH ROAD
364

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About the author (2010)

BORIS Leonidovich PASTERNAK won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1958 "for his important achievement both in contemporary lyrical poetry and in the field of the great Russian epic tradition.” — the Nobel Prize committee. Pasternak had to decline the honor because of the protests in his home country. Doctor Zhivago became an international bestseller and was translated into 18 languages but circulated only in secrecy and translation in Russia. In 1987 the Union of Soviet Writers posthumously reinstated Pasternak, a move that gave his works a legitimacy they had lacked in the Soviet Union since his expulsion from the writers' union in 1958 and that finally made possible the publication of Doctor Zhivago in the Soviet Union. Pasternak's son accepted his father's Nobel Prize medal at a ceremony in Stockholm in 1989.

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