January Meet-up: Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak

  • January 15, 2013 · 6:30 PM

Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak-

First published in Italy in 1957 amid international controversy, Doctor Zhivago is the story of the life and loves of a poet/physician during the turmoil of the Russian Revolution. Taking his family from Moscow to what he hopes will be shelter in the Ural Mountains, Zhivago finds himself instead embroiled in the battle between the Whites and the Reds. Set against this backdrop of cruelty and strife is Zhivago's love for the tender and beautiful Lara, the very embodiment of the pain and chaos of those cataclysmic times.

Boris Pasternak [masked])-

A poet, translator, and novelist, Boris Pasternak was born in Moscow in 1890. In 1958 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature but, facing threats from Soviet authorities, refused the prize. He lived in virtual exile in an artists’ community near Moscow until his death in 1960.

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  • Andriko

    Great to meet everyone... here is another Russian classic that may be an interesting read:
    The Torrents of Springs
    Ivan Turgenev

    1 · January 16, 2013

    • Andrea P.

      Good to meet you too. Thanks for the suggestion!!

      January 16, 2013

    • Carissa

      Great to meet you too Andriko! Thanks for the suggestion, looks interesting!

      January 17, 2013

  • Jaz

    I had a blast. Everyone was friendly and I learned a thing or two, which I always enjoy! Thank you so much Carissa for all of your hard work putting these together!

    January 17, 2013

  • Marilyn

    Carissa thank you for another great book discussion. It was good th chat with everyone about their viewpoint on the book. Very interesting conversation.

    1 · January 15, 2013

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