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Author QuotedBoris Leonidovich Pasternak
Title Quoteddocteur Jivago : roman / Boris Leonidovic Pasternak ; trad. du russe
Date (Year/Month/Day)1958/05/18
ImprintParis : Gallimard. [1958]
QuotationAbove all, this year has marked my discovery of Pasternak. First, in the copy of Encounter which came by chance with a review of Strange Islands. Then, in last month's Partisan Review clandestinely acquired. I have just finished his marvelous story "The Childhood of Lovers." This is a great writer with a wonderful imagination and all he says is delightful-one of the great writers of our time and no one pays much attention (now no doubt they will, with Dr. Zhivago-coming out in English in the Fall). He is so good I don't see very well how the Reds can avoid killing him.
Quotation SourceA 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. 203
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