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Soviet Union: For the Ages

Defending Pasternak The brown frame house with the green picket fence sits amid a clump of fir trees on a hill overlooking the writers' colony of Peredelkino,...

Books: The Other Lara

A CAPTIVE OF TIME by Olga Ivinskaya Translated by Max Hayward Doubleday; 462 pages; $12.50 When Boris Pasternak and Olga Ivinskaya fell in love in 1946, Stalin...

Books: Blood Relatives

THE CORRESPONDENCE OF BORIS PASTERNAK AND OLGA FREIDENBERG 1910-1954 Edited by Elliott Mossman Harcourt Brace Jovanovich 365 pages; $19.95 "No novel in this...

RUSSIA: The Choice

Like a man in a frenzy of rage who cares neither what he says nor who hears him, the Soviet state howled its fury at defenseless, white-haired Novelist Boris...

Foreign News: A Lost Lady

Lara was "the purest thing in the world," and "nothing equaled her in spiritual beauty." She was like Russia itself: "martyred, stubborn, extravagant, crazy,...

Foreign News: Pasternak's Way

The most remarkable Russian novel of the 20th century has been translated into 18 languages, but it is a book without a country. Last week its author,...

Books: The Passion of Yurii Zhivago

Under a white birch tree near a brook sat a young man writing poetry. Occasionally, when the words on paper somehow refused to echo the music in his mind, he...

RUSSIA: Pasternak's Retreat

"I accepted the award of the Nobel Prize as a literary distinction. I rejoiced . . . But I was wrong." White-haired Russian Poet-Novelist Boris Pasternak...

Foreign News: Death of a Man

In the bitterness of recent years, when he was reviled by his stony-faced government and forbidden under pain of exile to accept the Nobel Prize awarded him...

Books: Pasternak the Poet

POEMS (194 pp.)—Boris Pasternak, translated by Eugene M. Kayden—University of Michigan ($3.95). Translation is the customs office of poetry. Nothing is more...

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