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The Blind Beauty, Boris Pasternak

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Pasternak, Boris. The Blind Beauty. First English Edition. London, Collins and Harvill Press, 1969. Octavo. 128 pages. Original Hardcover with original dustjacket in protective collector's mylar. Excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear. Name of the preowner on the endpaper. Boris Leonidovich Pasternak was a Soviet and Russian poet, novelist, and literary translator. In his native Russian, Pasternak's first book of poems, My Sister, Life (1917), is one of the most influential collections ever published in the Russian language. Pasternak's translations of stage plays by Goethe, Schiller, Calderon and Shakespeare remain very popular with Russian audiences. Outside Russia, Pasternak is best known as the author of Doctor Zhivago (1957), a novel which takes place between the Russian Revolution of 1905 and the First World War. Due to the novel's independent-minded stance on the socialist state, Doctor Zhivago was rejected for publication in the USSR. At the instigation of Giangiacomo Feltrinelli, Doctor Zhivago was smuggled to Milan and published in 1957. Pasternak was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1958, an event which both humiliated and enraged the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, which forced him to decline the prize, though his descendants were later to accept it in his name in 1988.

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Author(s):
Boris Pasternak
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Used: very good
Edition:
first
Format:
Hardback
Publisher:
collins and harvill press

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Pasternak, Boris. The Blind Beauty. First English Edition. London, Collins and Harvill Press, 1969. Octavo. 128 pages. Original Hardcover with original dustjacket in protective collector's mylar. Excellent condition with only minor signs of external wear. Name of the preowner on the endpaper. Boris Leonidovich Pasternak was a Soviet and Russian poet, novelist, and literary translator. In his native Russian, Pasternak's first book of poems, My Sister, Life (1917), is one of the most influential collections ever published in the Russian language. Pasternak's translations of stage plays by Goethe, Schiller, Calderon and Shakespeare remain very popular with Russian audiences. Outside Russia, Pasternak is best known as the author of Doctor Zhivago (1957), a novel which takes place between the Russian Revolution of 1905 and the First World War. Due to the novel's independent-minded stance on the socialist state, Doctor Zhivago was rejected for publication in the USSR. At the instigation of Giangiacomo Feltrinelli, Doctor Zhivago was smuggled to Milan and published in 1957. Pasternak was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1958, an event which both humiliated and enraged the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, which forced him to decline the prize, though his descendants were later to accept it in his name in 1988.

Author(s):
Boris Pasternak
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
first
Format:
Hardback
Publisher:
collins and harvill press

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