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Popular Kindle Epub Доктор Живаго author Boris Pasternak When I read this in my early twenties it went straight into my top ten favourite novels All the ravishing set pieces of snow the high adventure of the long train journeys through spectacular landscapes and Yuri and Lara as the romantically bound orphans of the storm was irresistible to my romantic young imagination On top of that as you’d expect from a poet the novel is alive with memorable piercing images This was my third time of reading it I still loved it but it would no longer make my top ten or even twenty I began to suspect it might be a novel you love less the older you get There were moments where I found Pasternak's vision closer to that of an overly romantic young man a lover rather than a husband or father Nabokov famously called it dreary and conventional For someone so astute at always coming up with the right word “dreary” is decidedly off the mark Pasternak packs into his novel two revolutions two world wars and a famine In fact it’s hard to think of any country in the history of the world that has gone through such a series of traumatic events in such a short period Pasternak does a terrific job of condensing all these events into theatre There are no characters in this novel than in a play And as in a play all characters continue to interact with each other in a self contained world This of course demands a number of far fetched coincidences but these are embroidered together with such artistry that not once did I have a problem of suspending disbelief He does this by designing a floorplan in which the idea of predestination is the science that holds everything together I was thinking while reading this that serious authors no longer tend to write romantic self portraits of themselves After Fitzgerald and Hemingway the trend began to die out Perhaps because the person we least know in any objective sense is ourselves and to write about yourself especially from a romantic perspective is to risk portraying as ualities what most see as faults This is true of Yuri who comes across as pompous and ineffectual at times which I’m not sure Pasternak meant To be honest I’m not sure how similar Yuri is to Pasternak but because they are both poets there’s often the feeling he’s writing about himself Fitzgerald after all denied Dick Diver was a self portrait when clearly this was a smokescreen And like Dick Diver Yuri isn’t terribly convincing as a doctor either Not convincing in other words whenever Pasternak tries to distance him from himself Not that this matters much in either case Dr Zhivago could be seen as the most elaborate justification of adultery every written I doubt if it’s any hard core feminist’s favourite novel This time around I wasn’t convinced about his women He seems to idealise women rather than understand them often putting his own words into their mouths Tonya’s letter to Yuri when she finds out he’s betrayed her is almost comical in its flattering appeal to his vanity and understanding of Lara’s advantages over her own What woman would tell her man she makes things simple and acknowledge her rival complicates them? That’s like admitting you’re duller than your rival You might fear it but never would you say it at least not in the calm moderated charming way Tonya does This voice of reason on the part of Tonya while the entire country is a bloodbath of irrational hatred jars Pasternak means well when he writes about women but like many educated man of his generation can come across as patronising Pasternak will also show how public life and its etiuette its conventions can corrupt the personal life In the old world his marriage to Tonya is a rational decision – they’re from the same class share a similar education and have much in common And yet the lower class Lara is better suited to him But it takes the revolution for them to meet on eual terms Ironically then for all his criticism of the revolution he’s recognising it introduced a broader prospect for love between soulmates while before love was principally confined to social euals Komarovsky is a key character to understanding what Pasternak thought of the revolution in broad terms Komarovsky begins the novel as a predatory entrepreneur who enjoys the good life After all the passionate idealism the killing and sacrifice and starvation Komarovsky loses not one iota of his power The unscrupulous mercenary will always come out on top And maybe it’s this accurate but rather unadventurous idea which runs through the novel that explains why Nabokov found the novel dreary On the other hand maybe he was just bitching about a rival Once again I read the old translation which has been roundly criticised I read somewhere that the translator read a page and then set about translating it without again glancing at it In other word he went for the gist rather than the rhythm There’s a new one now that is apparently much better

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Доктор ЖивагоThers 510 pages and has a text language like English isbn 97800994484 There is one edition of Doctor Zhivago whose cover boasts that it is 'one of the greatest love stories ever told' In fact that one tagline is what almost put me off reading this epic novel from Russian master poet Boris Pasternak This is a hefty book I didn't want to dedicate all my time to a soppy love story Thankfully calling Doctor Zhivago a 'love story' is like saying Crime and Punishment is about the perils of being a pawnbrokerDoctor Zhivago is a vast novel Like most great Russian novels there is a large cast of characters all of whom go by at least three different names and many chapters in which a whole lot of nothing happens Therefore being a masochist at heart I just adored it There is nothing I love in a book than pages and pages of nothing and Doctor Zhivago delivers nothingness in abundance For example there is a whole chapter just set in a train carriage Over fifty pages we spend in that carriage Nothing happens And it's brilliant If one insists of a plot synopsis then it is a story of Doctor Yuri Zhivago and his attempt to keep his life together as his country crumbles around himPasternak's politics are very much at play throughout the novel The book was famously banned from publication in the Soviet Union and it is no surprise why Overall I read this work as a searing critiue of the modern Soviet state and the bloodshed from which it grew Pasternak does not side with either the Whites or the Red both destroyed Zhivago's beloved country At times Zhivago does become somewhat of a mouthpiece for Pasternak especially near the end of the novel where it becomes a brutal critiue of everything from War Communism to the NEP to Collectivisation I would suggest a somewhat sound knowledge of the Russian Revolution and its aftermath is needed for this novel as the entire plot is based around the formation of the Soviet state I really enjoyed my time with Doctor Zhivago It is an epic tale of an epic time in modern history It is throughly readable and wholly enjoyable something which you can't often vouch for with Russian literature I would recommend this for Russian lit beginners as it gets the balance of plot and philosophy just right something which Dostoyevsky and Tolstoy often fail to do

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