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Doctor Zhivago This Epic Tale About The Effects Of The Russian Revolution And Its Aftermath On A Bourgeois Family Was Not Published In The Soviet Union Until 1987 One Of The Results Of Its Publication In The West Was Pasternak S Complete Rejection By Soviet Authorities When He Was Awarded The Nobel Prize For Literature In 1958 He Was Compelled To Decline It The Book Quickly Became An International Best Seller.Dr Yury Zhivago, Pasternak S Alter Ego, Is A Poet, Philosopher, And Physician Whose Life Is Disrupted By The War And By His Love For Lara, The Wife Of A Revolutionary His Artistic Nature Makes Him Vulnerable To The Brutality And Harshness Of The Bolsheviks The Poems He Writes Constitute Some Of The Most Beautiful Writing In The Novel.


10 thoughts on “Doctor Zhivago

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    When I read this in my early twenties it went straight into my top ten favourite novels All the ravishing set pieces of snow, the high adventure of the long train journeys through spectacular landscapes and Yuri and Lara as the romantically bound orphans of the storm was irresistible to my romantic young imagination On top of that, as you d expect from a poet, the novel is alive with memorable piercing images This was my third time of reading it I still loved it but it would no longer make m When I read this in my early twenties it went straight into my top ten favourite novels All the ravishing set pieces of snow, the high adventure of the long train journeys through spectacular landscapes and Yuri and Lara as the romantically bound orphans of the storm was irresistible to my romantic young imagination On top of that, as you d expect from a poet, the novel is alive with memorable piercing images This was my third time of reading it I still loved it but it would no longer make my top ten or even twenty I began to suspect it might be a novel you love less the older you get There were moments where I found Pasternak s vision closer to that of an overly romantic young man, a lover, rather than a husband or father Nabokov famously called it dreary and conventional For someone so astute at always coming up with the right word dreary is decidedly off the mark Pasternak packs into his nov...


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    There was no way I could ever escape reading Doctor Zhivago After all, I m a proud daughter of a literature teacher this book earned the Nobel Prize for Boris Pasternak and it has been staring at me from the top of my to read pile for years with quiet accusation.And so, reader, I finally read it Doctor Zhivago is an interesting novel It is very character centered but is absolutely not character driven It is an epochal novel focused on the particularly turbulent, violent and uncertain but There was no way I could ever escape reading Doctor Zhivago After all, I m a proud daughter of a literature teacher this book earned the Nobel Prize for Boris Pasternak and it has been staring at me from the top of my to read pile for years with quiet accusation.And so, reader, I finally read it Doctor Zhivago is an interesting novel It is very character centered but is absolutely not character driven It is an epochal novel focused on the particularly turbulent, violent and uncertain but yet future defining era in Russian history the time frame around the Russian Revolution and the following years of brutality and confusion in the Russian Civil War The driving forces of the story are the frequently senseless and almost always cruel historical events, a greater force against which the efforts and intentions and agency itself of the characters are pa...


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    There is one edition of Doctor Zhivago whose cover boasts that it is one of the greatest love stories ever told In fact, that one tagline is what almost put me off reading this epic novel from Russian master poet Boris Pasternak This is a hefty book I didn t want to dedicate all my time to a soppy love story Thankfully, calling Doctor Zhivago a love story is like saying Crime and Punishment is about the perils of being a pawnbroker.Doctor Zhivago is a vast novel Like most great Russian There is one edition of Doctor Zhivago whose cover boasts that it is one of the greatest love stories ev...


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    It snowed, it snowed over all the worldFrom end to end.A candle burned on the table,A candle burned I have spent three hours just writing down my bookmarks in the text, and in the end I realised that all I needed was this little stanza from one of the Zhivago s poems included at the end of the novel We need art to illuminate a bleak existence, to comfort us in the cold, lonely hours when sleep refuses to come and the abyss is gazing back at us Pasternak was such a bright candle in my life, a It snowed, it snowed over all the worldFrom end to end.A candle burned on the table,A candle burned I have spent three hours just writing down my bookmarks in the text, and in the end I realised that all I needed was this little stanza from one of the Zhivago s poems included at the end of the novel We need art to illuminate a bleak existence, to comfort us in the cold, lonely hours when sleep refuses to come and the abyss is gazing back at us Pasternak was such a bright candle in my life, and I was not...


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    This is going to be a difficult review to write as I have developed a real love hate relationship with this book It is an epic story about a man, who is supposed to be this tragic hero separated from the women he loved by the cruel times of revolution and civil war If you ask me, he was just a fill in with your favourite word for describing a man with commitment and fidelity issues I guess we can interpret the whole storyline as a metaphor of that period of Russian history, in which case This is going to be a difficult review to write as I have developed a real love hate relationship with this book It is an epic story about a man, who is supposed to be this tragic hero separated from the women he loved by the cruel times of revolution and civil war If you ask me, he was just a fill in with your favourite word for describing a man with commitment and fidelity issues I guess we can interpret the whole storyline as a metaphor of that period of Russian history, in which case it all makes sense but still doesn t make it one of the greatest love stories ever told as advertised on the cover.The first hundred pages of the book are devoted to introducing at length, dozens of characters You struggle to ...


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    You d think, having Julie Christie as a mistress and Geraldine Chaplin as a wife, that you couldn t do much better than that in life Alas, you can, because if it s that good and it s all taken away and your net time with each amounts to squatski Russian for squat , in the scheme of your life, maybe life s a bitch after all.Dr Zhivago brings us another Russian opus dealing with man as pawn against the great playing board of history You can see why the Soviets banned the book, too, as its vi You d think, having Julie Christie as a mistress and Geraldine Chaplin as a wife, that you couldn t do much better than that in life Alas, you can, because if it s that good and it s all taken away and your net time with each amounts to squatski Russian for squat , in the scheme of your life, maybe life s a bitch after all.Dr Zhivago brings us another Russian opus dealing with man as pawn against the great playing board of history You can see why the Soviets banned the book, too, as its view of the Bolsheviks becomes increasingly dim as the book plays out I remember, in f...


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    The 1965 David Lean film with the same title is one of my all time favorite movies and so it was an inevitability that I would one day, finally, read Boris Pasternak s novel masterpiece Like James Dickey and Robert Penn Warren, this novel written by a poet leaves the reader with an idea of lyric quality Nowhere is his identification as a poetrealized than at the end, as the books finishes with a section of poetry, though there are passages throughout the book that blend seamlessly into a The 1965 David Lean film with the same title is one of my all time favorite movies and so it was an inevitability that I would one day, finally, read Boris Pasternak s novel masterpiece Like James Dickey and Robert Penn Warren, this novel written by a poet leaves the reader with an idea of lyric quality Nowhere is his identification as a poetrealized than at the end, as the b...


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    A Russian song is like water in a mill pond It seems stopped and unmoving But in its depths it constantly flowsBy all possible means, by repetitions, by parallelisms, it holds back the course of the graudally developing contentRestraining itself, mastering itself, an anguished forceit is a mad attempt to stop time with wordsHere, Pasternak s character was describing a song, but I do believe Pasternak was defining his novel Or maybe I just want to believe it, for this book is ind A Russian song is like water in a mill pond It seems stopped and unmoving But in its depths it constantly flowsBy all possible means, by repetitions, by parallelisms, it holds back the course of the graudally developing contentRestraining itself, mastering itsel...


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    The forest does not change its place, we cannot lie in wait for it and catch it in the act of change Whenever we look at it, it seems to be motionless And such also is the immobility to our eyes of the eternally growing, ceaselessly changing history, the life of society moving invisibly in its incessant transformations Doctor Zhivago is about nothing, if not about change, transformation, upheaval and survival Set against the background of the Russian Revolutions of 1905 and 1917, Doctor ZhiThe forest does not change its place, we cannot lie in wait for it and catch it in the act of change Whenever we look at it, it seems to be motionless And such also is the immobility to our eyes of the eternally growing, ceaselessly changing history, the life of society moving invisibly in its incessant transformations Doctor Zhivago is about nothing, if not about change, transformation, upheaval and survival Set against the background of the Russian Revolutions of 1905 and 1917, Doctor Zhivago is a love story between a man and his wife, a man and his mistress and a man and his country It catalogs the atrocities and the progressions of a political system that se...


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