Boris Pasternak: Volume 1, 1890 1928: A Literary Biography by Christopher Barnes

Boris Pasternak: Volume 1, 1890 1928: A Literary Biography

Christopher Barnes
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  • ISBN
    9780521259576 / 0521259576
  • Title Boris Pasternak: Volume 1, 1890 1928: A Literary Biography
  • Author Christopher Barnes
  • Category Biography: General
  • Format
    Hardcover
  • Year 2003
  • Pages 528
  • Publisher
    Cambridge University Press
  • Imprint Cambridge University Press
  • Language English
  • Dimensions 163mm x 34mm x 237mm

Annotation

This authoritative new biography of the Russian poet and prose writer Boris Pasternak is the first part of a two-volume set, covering the period 1890-1928. Drawing on archives and many eyewitness accounts, Barnes' study sheds light on currently unexplored aspects of Pasternak's character and family background, and his artistic, social and historical environment. He combines biographical investigation with detailed textual analysis of translated quotations in verse and prose to reveal the source of Pasternak's extraordinary writings. The book examines a wide range of topics that include his musical enthusiasm and relations with Scriabin, his philosophical studies, his activities in World War I and his response to the 1917 revolutions, and his stance as a liberal artistic intellectual in the 1920s.

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