Boris Pasternak: Volume 2, 1928-1960: A Literary Biography by Christopher BarnesBoris Pasternak: Volume 2, 1928-1960: A Literary Biography by Christopher Barnes

Boris Pasternak: Volume 2, 1928-1960: A Literary Biography

byChristopher Barnes

Hardcover | November 28, 1998

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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: Volume 2, 1928-1960: A Literary BiographyFormat:HardcoverDimensions:512 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 1.3 inPublished:November 28, 1998Publisher:Cambridge University Press

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ISBN - 10:0521259584

ISBN - 13:9780521259583

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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.

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Christopher Barnes discusses Boris Pasternak’s relations with the Communist regime and the literary establishment in Boris Pasternak: A Literary Biography, Volume 2. The concluding volume of Barnes’ acclaimed biography of the Russian poet and prose writer also looks at Pasternak’s original writing, the controversies surrounding the publication of Dr. Zhivago and his subsequent receipt of the Nobel Prize for Literature.

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"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