Who is Boris Pasternak

Boris 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. ...
  • Autumn
    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. ...
  • Spasskoe
    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! ...
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Night 43 Life 26 Light 26 Time 25 Sky 22 World 21 Away 20 Long 19 Snow 18 Heart 18


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Poemakontsa: on your poetry table d'hôte, prefixed menu for today: more breakup poetry, just because. some boris pasternak to make you more lyrical. maybe the chef might surprise you with some ida vitale.
Asiminspiratio: "surprise is the greatest gift which life can grant us." boris pasternak 3 glorious yrs of asim riaz
Poemakontsa: from the same long poem 'breakup' by boris pasternak (1919). perhaps addressing marina you are disappointed? you thought that in peace we would part to the sound of a requiem, a swan-song? you counted on grief, with your pupils dilated, their invincibility trying in tears on?
Poemakontsa: boris pasternak, from the long poem 'breakup' from 1919. translated by lydia pasternak
Poemakontsa: from the same long poem 'breakup' by boris pasternak (1919). perhaps addressing marina. t. weiss translation
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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.

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