Boris Pasternak: A Literary Biography, Volume 2

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Cambridge University Press, Feb 12, 2004 - Biography & Autobiography - 512 pages
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This is the long-awaited concluding volume of Christopher Barnes's acclaimed biography of the Russian poet and poet and prose-writer Boris Pasternak. Barnes discusses Pasternak's relations with the Communist régime and the literary establishment, his original writing, and the controversies surrounding the publication of Dr Zhivago and the award of the Nobel Prize.'Christopher Barnes's biography ... will certainly become the standard and indispensable guide for students not only of the poet but of his age and literary milieu.' John Bayley.
 

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Contents

The crisis of the lyric
1
Time of Plague
25
New Love and Second Birth
42
A Prisoner of Time
59
Congress Consensus and Confrontation
85
Peredelkino and the Purges
121
Prose Obscurity and Hamlet
152
World War and Evacuation
168
Faustian Pursuits in Life and Letters
236
The Darkness Before Dawn
257
Creations of the Thaw
277
The Skies Clear and Darken
300
The Printing and the Prize
321
Other new goals the final year
341
Notes
377
Bibliography
440

Chistopol Translation
187
War and Peace in Moscow
202
From Immortalitys Archive The Birth of a Novel
221

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