Boris Pasternak

BORIS PASTERNAK (1890–1960), the son of a pianist and artist, attended university in Moscow and Germany before the turmoil of the First World War and the Russian Revolution forced him to work within the Soviet state. He first made his name as a poet but later worked as a translator and writer of prose.

His first work of fiction, Povest (published by Peter Owen as The Last Summer) was published in 1934 and was followed in 1958 by Dr Zhivago. He declined to accept the Nobel Prize for Literature the same year, following pressure from the Soviet authorities.

Second Nature

Second Nature

From the Nobel Prize-winning author of Doctor Zhivago. In Boris Pasternak's Second Nature the rea..

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