Who is Boris PasternakBoris Leonidovich Pasternak (; Russian: Бори́с Леони́дович Пастерна́к, IPA: [bɐˈrʲis lʲɪɐˈnʲidəvʲɪtɕ pəstɨrˈnak]; 10 February [O.S. 29 January] 1890 – 30 May 1960) was a Russian poet, novelist, and literary translator. Composed in 1917, Pasternak's first book of poems, My Sister, Life, was published in Berlin in 1922 and soon became an important collection in the Russian language. Pasternak's translations of stage plays by Goethe, Schiller, Calderón de la Barca and Shakespeare remain very popular with Russian audiences.
Pasternak is the author of Doctor Zhivago (1957), a novel that takes place between the Russian Revolution of 1905 and the Second World War. Doctor Zhivago was rejected for publication in the USSR, but the manuscript was ...
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Boris Pasternak Poems
- Mary Magdalene Ii
People clean their homes before the feast.
Stepping from the bustle of the street
I go down before Thee on my knees
And anoint with myrrh Thy holy feet. ...
I have allowed my family to scatter,
All those who were my dearest to depart,
And once again an age-long loneliness
Comes in to fill all nature and my heart. ...
In Spasskoe, unforgettable September sheds its leaves.
Isnâ??t it time to close up the summer-house?
Echo traps the thudding of axe-blows in the trees,
and, past the fence, barters a herd-boyâ??s shout. ...
- With Oars At Rest
A boat is beating in the breast of the lake.
Willows hang over, tickling and kissing
Neckline and knuckles and rowlocks-O wait,
This could have happened to anyone, listen! ...
- Out Of Superstition
A box of glazed sour fruit compact,
My narrow room.
And oh the grime of lodging rooms
This side the tomb! ...
Top 10 most used topics by Boris PasternakNight 43 Life 26 Light 26 Time 25 Sky 22 World 21 Away 20 Long 19 Snow 18 Heart 18
Boris Pasternak Quotes
- What is laid down, ordered, factual is never enough to embrace the whole truth: life always spills over the rim of every cup.
- In every generation there has to be some fool who will speak the truth as he sees it.
- No deep and strong feeling, such as we may come across here and there in the world, is unmixed with compassion. The more we love, the more the object of our love seems to us to be a victim.
- It is no longer possible for lyric poetry to express the immensity of our experience. Life has grown too cumbersome, too complicated. We have acquired values which are best expressed in prose.
Comments about Boris PasternakIdrisguldali912: 18. “you and i, it’s as though we have been taught to kiss in heaven and sent down to earth together, to see if we know what we were taught.” —boris pasternak, doctor zhivago
Husnuhendek83: 18. “you and i, it’s as though we have been taught to kiss in heaven and sent down to earth together, to see if we know what we were taught.” —boris pasternak, doctor zhivago
Temelayhan785: 18. “you and i, it’s as though we have been taught to kiss in heaven and sent down to earth together, to see if we know what we were taught.” —boris pasternak, doctor zhivago
Ulviyigit317: 18. “you and i, it’s as though we have been taught to kiss in heaven and sent down to earth together, to see if we know what we were taught.” —boris pasternak, doctor zhivago
Aliterarybot: the sea is only a sob to us, alas, now and the prairie is too plain for us to love it. only the special flesh of clouds draws on the heart that's lived too high! —frank o'hara, 'a snapshot for boris pasternak'
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Paul Landwehr: The simple beauty of insightful truths revealed through the poetry and prose of Pasternak is liken to a compass, a signpost pointing the way to transcendence from our basest human nature’s.
For me...he is a heroic voice; in a class with Rumi and Gibran, Rilke and Neruda: there are others, but you get the idea.