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  • He often relates to people through provenance—his favorite schoolmaster was Wordsworth's grandson; his mother studied Russian with Boris Pasternak's sister; his family was granted its timely exit visas by Gen. Douglas MacArthur's nephew.

    An Auction Life, Self-Appraised

  • In 1958, Arnold writes a letter to the party urging them not to denounce Boris Pasternak's Dr Zhivago, "a work of great genius by a man of extraordinary intelligence and honesty".

    What MI5's records on my father tell us about the uses of surveillance | Martin Kettle

  • As Creative Time continues to soar under Pasternak's stewardship, the director has become an increasingly prominent player on the New York power scene.

    This Woman is Changing the Way We See Art

  • While just inside the fair, three editions of a sexually aggressive pink silicone sculpture by Los Angeles artist Paul McCarthy called "White Snow Dwarf Bashful" go for $950,000 each, Pasternak's loot rings up at $509.

    This Woman is Changing the Way We See Art

  • It's a delight to discover Russian literature with the young Elena, while knowing that Pasternak's and Bulgakov's works are only sold in special hard-currency shops for foreigners and party officials.

    A Mountain of Crumbs by Elena Gorokhova

  • We have met him before in these columns and every time he surfaces he sends a chill down my spine and always makes me think of Boris Pasternak's 'Strelnikov' in Dr. Zhivago.

    Mr. Byrne's 'Progressive Britshness'

  • Pasternak's rankings aren't scientifically rigorous, but they may shed light on how other countries eat well and manage to stay healthy.

    The World's Healthiest Diets

  • Not long ago Surkhov Editor of the Literary Gazette and, later, secretary of the Union of Soviet Writers explained to me that Pasternak's novel is no good because its hero, Dr Zhivago, has no right to make any judgements about our way of life--'we had not given him this right.'

    Archive 2009-08-01

  • TCM showed two 1963 Pasternak productions the other day, The Courtship of Eddie's Father (directed by Vincente Minnelli, who had been Freed's guy rather than Pasternak's) and A Ticklish Affair (directed by George Sidney, who had worked for Pasternak as far back as Anchors Aweigh).

    The Sleaziest Family Movies Ever

  • So while Arthur Freed's musicals were way better than Pasternak's, Pasternak had fewer expensive flops and probably more big hits.

    The Sleaziest Family Movies Ever

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