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Author QuotedBoris Leonidovich Pasternak
Title Quoteddocteur Jivago : roman / Boris Leonidovic Pasternak ; trad. du russe
Date (Year/Month/Day)1958/09/04
ImprintParis : Gallimard. [1958]
QuotationHave you heard of the new book of the Russian poet Pasternak? Dr. Zhivago. It is a tremendous thing and a lot of his poems are published in appendix. The book was not allowed to be published in Russia ("idealist deviation" and doubtless also "rootless cosmopolitanism"), but it actually has a very important basic content of religion and the poems (some of them) are the finest religious poems written anywhere in the 20th century. It is fabulous. I think this is one of the most significant events in literature in the whole 20th century and something we all ought to ponder. I'd like to write an article about him.
Quotation SourceThe Road to Joy: Letters to New and Old Friends.; Edited by Robert E. Daggy. / [S.l.] : Flame. 1990, p. 231
Letter toSister Therese Lenfoehr, s.d.s.
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