Books: New and noteworthy
What it's about: The Girl thriller trend continues into 2017 with this murder mystery about two women, one amazing house, and the controlling architect they both ...
When Controversy Becomes Conspiracy
Washington Free Beacon
As proof, Whitney retells the relatively well-known story of the clandestine publication of Boris Pasternak's Dr. Zhivago, which was critical of Soviet communism and which, along with his other works, helped him win the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1958.
Bookleggers trump kakistocrats
The Vancouver Observer
Rodrigues quotes his lit-crit idol, Cambridge don George Steiner, relating how dissident Russian writer Boris Pasternak braved the very nadir of Stalinist purges just by calling out, at a 1937 Soviet Writers Union conference, the number “30.” Whereupon ...
Former BBC foreign correspondent Martin Sixsmith: My six best books
DOCTOR ZHIVAGO by Boris Pasternak Vintage, £10.99 I lived in Russia for six years and I love the romance of this. Zhivago falls out of love with the cruelty of the Bolsheviks but his love for Lara endures and his poems are a celebration of the triumph ...