from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Pasternak, Boris Leonidovich 1890-1960. Russian writer whose Doctor Zhivago (1957), a novel of disillusionment with the Russian Revolution, was banned by Soviet authorities. He was forced to refuse the 1958 Nobel Prize for literature.

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  • n. Russian writer whose best known novel was banned by Soviet authorities but translated and published abroad (1890-1960)


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  • Pasternak is a compelling writer, though she can seem biased, as when she calls Johnson "an ambitious man who liked to feel important."

    Judy Pasternak's Navajo uranium study "Yellow Dirt," reviewed by Ann Cummins

  • Judy Pasternak is the author of "Yellow Dirt: An American Story of a Poisoned Land and a People Betrayed."

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  • The group's recommended-reading list steers clear of edgy post-Soviet writers and instead features reliable old masters such as Pasternak and Chekhov.

    The Accidental Autocrat

  • Unlike older Soviet writers such as Pasternak who spent their formative years before Soviet power was established, with all its deadly erasings of historical memory, and unlike his younger contemporaries, who were cured of Leninist delusions by the bitter pill of the Gulag, Vasily Grossman was the product of a purely Soviet milieu.

    Noise, Fire, and Hunger

  • Writers such as Pasternak and Akhmatova were privately revered in these circles.

    Edward Lucas

  • There are vivid adaptations from Pasternak, there are varied narratives such as "High Table" and "Rashomon", but the book is dominated by two major elegiac sequences – "I Remember my Mother Dying" and "A la recherche du temps perdu" the latter about the death of a former lover from Aids.

    Poetry in brief

  • It contains the lines Owen wrote in his pocketbook, and soon had translations in many other languages, including French, by André Gide, and Russian, by Boris Pasternak.

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  • "When we came here to do our walkthrough, someone said, 'It reminds me of Area,'" said Ms. Pasternak of the austere concrete space.

    A Hot Club Time Machine

  • "For those of you who say 'It's loud,' well it's supposed to be a nightclub," said Anne Pasternak , Creative Time president.

    A Hot Club Time Machine

  • Boris Pasternak, the 1958 Nobel Laureate in Literature, initially accepted the Prize but was later coerced by the authorities of the Soviet Union, his native country, to decline the Prize.

    Nobel Laureates Facts


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