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The Zhivago Affair free pdf This is the story of a forbidden book that became a symbol of freedom and rebellion in the battle between East and West. 1956. Boris Pasternak presses a manuscript into the hands of an Italian publishing scout with these words: 'This is Doctor Zhivago. May it make its way around the world.' Pasternak knew his novel would never be published in the Soviet Union as the authorities regarded it as seditious, so, instead, he allowed it to be published in translation all over the world - a highly dangerous act. 1958. The life of this extraordinary book enters the realms of the spy novel. The CIA, recognising that the Cold War was primarily an ideological battle, published Doctor Zhivago in Russian and smuggled it into the Soviet Union. It was immediately snapped up on the black market. Pasternak was later forced to renounce the Nobel Prize in Literature, igniting worldwide political scandal. With first access to previously classified CIA files, The Zhivago Affair gives an irresistible portrait of Pasternak, and takes us deep into the Cold War, back to a time when literature had the power to shake the world. This book was awarded a Spectator and Sunday Times Book of the Year.

About Peter Finn

Peter Finn (Author) PETER FINN is national security editor for The Washington Post and previously served as the Post's bureau chief in Moscow. Petra Couvee (Author) PETRA COUVEE is a writer and translator, and teaches at Saint Petersburg State University.

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Author : Peter Finn
Publisher : Harvill Secker
Data Published : 19 June 2014
ISBN : 1846557127
EAN : 9781846557125
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 368 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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