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Author QuotedBoris Leonidovich Pasternak
Title Quoteddocteur Jivago : roman / Boris Leonidovic Pasternak ; trad. du russe
Date (Year/Month/Day)1958/09/09
ImprintParis : Gallimard. [1958]
QuotationFor the last 5 days or so-reading Dr. Zhivago which finally came. Deeply moved by it. Not being in the habit of demanding absolute structural perfection in a novel, I can call it great. Wrote to Helen Wolff at Pantheon about it and she wired asking permission to use what I said. Later sent a tepid review of the book clipped from the NY Times as a specimen of the kind of reception it is getting. I would like to write something about Pasternak. Wrote a letter to him but don't know if it will get through. Sent him "Prometheus."
JournalA Search for Solitude: Pursuing the Monk's True Life. The Journals of Thomas Merton, Volume 3, 1952-1960.; Edited by Lawrence S. Cunningham. / San Francisco : Harper Collins. 1996, p. 216
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