Boris Pasternak: A Literary Biography by Christopher BarnesBoris Pasternak: A Literary Biography by Christopher Barnes

Boris Pasternak: A Literary Biography

byChristopher Barnes


Pricing and Purchase Info

$72.86 online 
$80.95 list price save 9%
Earn 364 plum® points

Prices and offers may vary in store


In stock online

Ships free on orders over $25

Not available in stores


This is the long-awaited concluding volume of Christopher Barnes's acclaimed biography of the Russian 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 for Literature.
Title:Boris Pasternak: A Literary BiographyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:512 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 1.14 inPublisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521520738

ISBN - 13:9780521520737

Look for similar items by category:


Table of Contents

1. The crisis of the lyric; 2. Time of plague; 3. New love and second birth; 4. A prisoner of the time; 5. Congress, consensus and confrontation; 6. Peredelkino and the purges; 7. Prose, obscurity and Hamlet; 8. Word War and evacuation; 9. Christopol translation; 10. War and peace in Moscow; 11. 'From immortality's archive' - birth of a novel; 12. Faustian pursuits in life and letters; 13. The darkness before dawn; 14. Creations of the Thaw; 14. The skies clear ... and darken; 16. The printing and the prize; 17. 'Other new goals': the final year; Notes, Bibliography; Index of works by Pasternak; General index.

Editorial Reviews

"Barnes's biography is a exemplary contribution to the scholarship on the twentieth-century Russian poets, and will interest all devotees of modern literature." Slavic and East European Journal