Pasternak, Boris Leonidovich

   Soviet poet and novelist and Nobel laureate, 1958. Pasternak was the son of the painter Leonid Pasternak and the pianist Rosa Kaufmann. He grew up in Moscow, where his father was a well- known portraitist and a close friend of Tolstoy. Boris’s writings show hardly any Jewish consciousness. He was a major Russian poet, and a novelist whose Dr Zhivago, smuggled out of Russia, became world famous in 1958. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature the same year but was compelled to reject it owing to the resentment against him in the Soviet Union. Dr Zhivago, a story of the civil war in Russia after the 1917 revolution, revealed Pasternak as recoiling from political dogma and violence, and seeking happiness in individual fulfilment. This non-conformist outlook inevitably invited official disapproval. The book, further popularized in the West by an epic film version, remained banned in the Soviet Union.

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  • PASTERNAK, BORIS LEONIDOVICH — (1890–1960), Soviet Russian poet and novelist. A son of the painter leonid pasternak , the younger Pasternak ultimately became one of the very few Soviet writers whose work is essentially Christian in spirit. Born and educated in Moscow, he also… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Pasternak,Boris Leonidovich — Pas·ter·nak (păsʹtər năk , pə styĭr näkʹ), Boris Leonidovich. 1890 1960. Russian writer whose Doctor Zhivago (1957), a novel of disillusionment with the Russian Revolution, was banned by Soviet authorities. He was forced to refuse the 1958 Nobel… …   Universalium

  • Pasternak, Boris Leonidovich — ▪ Russian author born Feb. 10 [Jan. 29, Old Style], 1890, Moscow, Russia died May 30, 1960, Peredelkino, near Moscow  Russian poet whose novel Doctor Zhivago helped win him the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1958 but aroused so much opposition in… …   Universalium

  • Pasternak, Boris (Leonidovich) — born Feb. 10, 1890, Moscow, Russia died May 30, 1960, Peredelkino, near Moscow Russian poet and prose writer. He studied music and philosophy and after the Russian Revolution of 1917 worked in the library of the Soviet commissariat of education.… …   Universalium

  • Pasternak, Borís (Leonídovich) — (10 feb. 1890, Moscú, Rusia–30 may. 1960, Perediélkino, cerca de Moscú). Poeta y prosista ruso. Estudió música y filosofía. Después de la Revolución rusa de 1917, trabajó en la biblioteca del comisariado soviético de educación. Su poesía temprana …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Boris Leonidovich Pasternak — Boris Leonidowitsch Pasternak Boris Leonidowitsch Pasternak (russisch Борис Леонидович Пастернак, wiss. Transliteration Boris Leonidovič Pasternak; * 29. Januarjul./ 10. Februar 1890greg. in …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Boris Leonidovich Pasternak — Boris Pasternak Pour les articles homonymes, voir Pasternak. Boris Pasternak Activité(s) Poète, romancier …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Boris Leonidovich Pasternak — noun Russian writer whose best known novel was banned by Soviet authorities but translated and published abroad (1890 1960) • Syn: ↑Pasternak, ↑Boris Pasternak • Instance Hypernyms: ↑writer, ↑author …   Useful english dictionary

  • Boris Leonidovich Pasternak — n. (1890 1960) Russian writer and translator who is famous for his novel Doctor Zhivago (1957) that was banned by the Soviet authorities but was translated and published in other countries (he was compelled to refuse the 1958 Nobel Prize for… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Boris Pasternak — Infobox Writer name = Boris Pasternak awards = awd|Nobel Prize in Literature|1958 imagesize = 150px birthdate = OldStyleDate|February 10|1890|January 29 birthplace = Moscow, Russian Empire deathdate = death date and age|1960|5|30|1890|2|10… …   Wikipedia

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