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Author Pasternak, Anna.

Title Lara : the untold love story that inspired Doctor Zhivago / Anna Pasternak.

Publication Info. New York, New York : Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2017.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Parsons Non-Fiction  891.73 P291    ---  Available
Edition First U.S. edition.
Description xxvi, 310 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates: illustrations (some color), map, facsimiles, genealogical table ; 24 cm
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Contents Map -- Family tree -- Prologue : Straightening cobwebs -- A girl from a different world -- Mother Land and Wonder Papa -- The cloud dweller -- Cables under high tension -- Marguerite in the dungeon -- Cranes over Potma -- A fairy tale -- The Italian angel -- The fat is in the fire -- The Pasternak affair -- A beast at bay -- The truth of their agony -- Epilogue : Think of me then -- Notes -- Select bibliography -- Acknowledgments and Notes on sources -- Index.
Summary "When Stalin came into power in 1924, the Communist government began persecuting dissident writers. Though Stalin spared the life of Boris Pasternak whose novel-in-progress, Doctor Zhivago, was suspected of being anti-Soviet he persecuted Boriss mistress, typist, and literary muse, Olga Ivinskaya. Boriss affair with Olga devastated the straitlaced Pasternaks, and they were keen to disavow Olgas role in Boriss writing process. Twice Olga was sentenced to work in Siberian labor camps, where she was interrogated about the book Boris was writing, but she refused to betray the man she loved. When Olga was released from the gulags, she assumed that Boris would leave his wife for her but, trapped by his familys expectations and his own weak will, he never did."
"Drawing on previously neglected family sources and original interviews, Anna Pasternak explores this hidden act of moral compromise by her great-uncle, and restores to history the passionate affair that inspired and animated Doctor Zhivago. Devastated that Olga suffered on his behalf and frustrated that he could not match her loyalty to him, Boris instead channeled his thwarted passion for Olga into the love story in Doctor Zhivago."
Source B&T 02.2017 PARS
Subject Pasternak, Boris Leonidovich, 1890-1960 -- Biography.
Pasternak, Boris Leonidovich, 1890-1960. Doctor Zhivago
Ivinskaya, Olga, 1912-1995 -- Biography.
Authors, Russian -- 20th century -- Biography.
Novelists, Russian -- 20th century -- Biography.
Man-woman relationships.
Added Title Untold love story that inspired Dr Zhivago
ISBN 9780062439345 (hardback)
0062439340 (hardback)

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