Moscow has Ears Everywhere: New Investigations on Pasternak and Ivinskaya

March 1, 2019|
Moscow has Ears Everywhere: New Investigations on Pasternak and Ivinskaya

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The conflict between Soviet Communists and Boris Pasternak over the publication of Doctor Zhivago did not end when he won the Nobel Prize, or even when the author died. Paolo Mancosu tells how Pasternak's expulsion from the Soviet Writers' Union left him in financial difficulty. After Pasternak's death, Olga Ivinskaya, his companion, literary assistant, and the inspiration for Zhivago's Lara, also received some of the Zhivago royalties. After the KGB intercepted Pasternak's will on her behalf, the Soviets arrested and sentenced her to eight years of labor camp. The ensuing international outrage inspired a secret campaign in the West to win her freedom. Mancosu's new book provides extraordinary detail on these events, in a thrilling account that involves KGB interceptions, fabricated documents, smugglers, and much more. Included are letters of Pasternak and Ivinskaya from the Hoover Institution Library and Archives.

Title:Moscow has Ears Everywhere: New Investigations on Pasternak and Ivinskaya
Format:Kobo ebook
Published:March 1, 2019
Publisher:Hoover Institution Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780817922467

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