The Academy of American Poets: Boris Pasternak
The Academy of American Poets presents biographies, photographs, selected poems, and links as part of its online poetry exhibits. A biography and bibliography of Boris Pasternak is included here.
Nobel e-Museum: Boris Pasternak
Boris Pasternak received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1958 for his novel Dr. Zhivago. The Nobel Prize is an international award given yearly for achievements in physics, chemistry, medicine, literature, and peace. The site offers background information and articles written by past laureates.
Pegasos: Boris Pasternak
Pegasos, a Finnish literary resources site, presents this biographical essay which describes the criticism his works received from Russian authorities and how this affected his writing.
A detailed timeline, accompanied by photographs, of Boris Pasternak's life. Also included is a selection of Pasternak's poems and numerous links. Presented by the Department of Slavic Languages and Literature at Northwestern University, from a bilingual anthology of Russian verse, From the Ends to the Beginning.
Doctor Zhivago and Other Works
BBC Radio 4: Woman's Hour: The Real Lara
Anna Pasternak, writer and great niece of Boris Pasternak, and Neil Cornwell, professor of comparative literature from Bristol University, join Woman's Hour host Jenni Murray to discuss the woman who is said to have inspired Lara, the heroine in Pasternak's Doctor Zhivago.
The Boston Globe: Pasternak Letters Tell of Work on Zhivago
In 1987 a Soviet weekly printed several letters written by Boris Pasternak describing his work on the novel Doctor Zhivago. In the letters, he discusses his efforts to present Russian history in the novel and the problems he faced when Soviet officials refused to publish it.
Friends & Partners: Boris Pasternak
Over 100 e-texts in English and Russian from a selection of poems by Boris Pasternak. Friends & Partners was developed by partners in the United States and Russia to promote better understanding between the two countries. The site includes an essay on Russian literature in the 20th century.
Doctor Zhivago: Background Information and Questions for Reading
In an essay for the Swarthmore Alumni Book Group, Associate Professor of Russian Sibelan Forrester presents a brief biography of Boris Pasternak and touches on the publishing history of Doctor Zhivago. Also included are questions to consider after reading the novel.
Bucknell University: Russian History
The Russian History department at Bucknell University created this Web site, which features many resources, including a detailed chronology of events, family trees of the Russian dynasties, a discussion group, essays (in Russian and English), and links.
Internet Modern History Sourcebook: Russian Revolution
The Russian Revolution section of this site contains essays on The Tsarist State, the Russian Revolution, Bolshevik Rule to 1924, and Stalinism. The Internet Modern History Sourcebook is a collection of primary historical content. It was created to gather public domain and copy-permitted texts that are available on the Internet and is intended to serve the needs of teachers and students in college courses in modern European and American history, modern Western Civilization, and World Cultures.
The University of Durham's Department of Slavonic Studies created this Web site dedicated to Russian history. The site offers e-texts of historical documents divided into three time periods: before 1800, 1801-1991, and 1905-1930.
The Russian Revolution of 1917
A detailed essay that examines the events of the Russian Revolution, written by Gerhard Rempel, professor of history at Western New England College.
The Face of Russia
The Face of Russia, a 3-part documentary series originally presented on PBS, explores Russian culture in the cities of Kiev, Moscow, and St. Petersburg. The site includes a timeline of Russian history, an overview of the series, a forum, and a reference section with bibliography and lesson plans.
Barnes, Christopher J. Boris Pasternak: A Literary Biography. New York, New York: Cambridge University Press, 1989-1998.
Fleishman, Lazar. Boris Pasternak: The Poet and His Politics. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Cambridge University Press, 1990.
Hingley, Ronald. Pasternak: A Biography. New York, New York: Knopf, 1983.
Pasternak Yegevny, Yelena Pasternak, and Konstantin M. Azadovsky, Eds. Letters: Summer 1926. New York, New York: New York Review of Books, 2001.
Rudova, Larissa. Understanding Boris Pasternak. Columbia, South Carolina: University of South Carolina Press, 1997.
Sendich, Munir. Boris Pasternak: A Reference Guide. New York, New York: G.K. Hall, 1994.
Clowes, Edith W, Ed. Doctor Zhivago: A Critical Companion. Evanston, Illinois: Northwestern University Press, 1995.
Livingstone, Angela. Boris Pasternak: Doctor Zhivago. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Cambridge University Press, 1989.
Pasternak, Boris Leonidovich. Doctor Zhivago. New York, New York: Pantheon Books, 1997.
Pasternak, Boris Leonidovich. The Poems of Doctor Zhivago. Greenwood Publishing Group, 1977.
Gillespie, David C. The Twentieth Century Russian Novel: An Introduction. Washington, D.C.: Berg, 1996.
Terras, Victor. A History of Russian Literature. New Haven, Connecticut: Yale University Press, 1991.
Figes, Orlando. A People's Tragedy: The Russian Revolution: 1891-1924. New York, New York: Viking, 1997.
Fitzpatrick, Sheila, Ed. The Russian Revolution. New York, New York: Oxford Press, 2001.
Freeze, Gregory L. Russia: A History. New York, New York: Oxford Press, 2002.
Pipes, Richard. The Russian Revolution: 1899-1919. London: Harvill Press, 1997.
Riasanovsky, Nicholas Valentine. A History of Russia. New York, New York: Oxford University Press, 2000.
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