Grading artistes is the most (in)sensible decision the Ministry of Culture has made
Imagine Boris Pasternak and Isaac Babel all living next door to each other in government-built homes called dachas costing lakhs of rubles. Of course sometimes writers behaved badly and then they had to go live in Siberia in another kind of housing ...
Pop go the layers of propaganda
“Doctor Zhivago”, written by Boris Pasternak, was published with the financial support of the US Central Intelligence Agency as a part of the propaganda war. The novel earned him the Nobel Prize for Literature, for which he was persecuted and harassed ...
Maggie Gyllenhaal Narrates 'Anna Karenina' Audiobook — Listen To An Excerpt!
Although the names in Anna Karenina might not be as confusing as those in Boris Pasternak's Doctor Zhivago, it can still be difficult to keep Tolstoy's characters straight, what with their given names, patronyms, and nicknames all running about ...
Svetlana Alexievich: seeking the truth about Soviet life
The Australian Financial Review
The reaction was not surprising. Out of the five Russian-language writers to have won the Nobel Prize for literature, four have been given to dissidents – Ivan Bunin (1933), Boris Pasternak (1958), Alexander Solzhenitsyn (1970) and Joseph Brodsky (1987).