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Доктор Живаго Summary î eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF ☆ Amazing ePub, Доктор Живаго author Boris Pasternak This is the best favorite book isbn 9780099448426 format Paperback and others 510 pages and has a text language like EnglishBack and others 510 pages and has a text language like English. This is going to be a difficult review to write as I have developed a real love hate relationship with this book It is an epic story about a man who is supposed to be this tragic hero separated from the women he loved by the cruel times of revolution and civil war If you ask me he was just a fill in with your favourite word for describing a man with commitment and fidelity issues I guess we can interpret the whole storyline as a metaphor of that period of Russian history in which case it all makes sense but still doesn't make it „one of the greatest love stories ever told” as advertised on the coverThe first hundred pages of the book are devoted to introducing at length dozens of characters You struggle to remember their various names surnames patronymics nicknames and connection with each other only to realise later on that they are never to reappear in the novel I am not sure what the point of that was especially when subseuently important events in main characters lives are summarized in a few sentences or omitted altogetherOn top of that we have multitudes of completely improbable coincidences Let's remember that Russia is the biggest country in the world yet people keep running into each other every other page as if they all lived in a small village Even your average romance writer wouldn't probably try to pull it off thinking it is a bit too muchWe have dealt with the storyline now let's move on to the style One thing dialogue is definitely not Pasternak's forte His characters don't talk they orate The author obviously had his own agenda there so the poor characters had to randomly break into two page long speeches to say what Pasternak wanted to tell us Actually I will let one of the characters speak for me now At some point Lara said „Instead of being natural and spontaneous as we had always been we began to be idiotically pompous with each other Something showy artificial forced crept into our conversation you felt you had to be clever in a certain way about certain world important themes”Touche Lara touche Another interesting thing she said actually this book would be so much better if it was called Larissa Fyodorovna instead of Doctor Zhivago was her outlook on philosophy I am not fond of philosophical essays I think a little philosophy should be added to life and art by way of spice but to make it one's speciality seems to me as strange as feeding on nothing but pickles And Pasternak definitely loves his picklesNow that we've dealt with the bad and the ugly let me tell what was good about this book It has some of the most captivating descriptions I have come across in literature This is where Pasternak's true genius comes to the light I didn't know you can talk about snow in so many different beautiful ways and even though I know most of it was probably lost in translation what I've read was enough to pull this book out of the two stardom It maybe would've even pushed it into four stardom if I had been in a better mood

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Before getting to indulge in this Russian epic I had to decide what translation to go for For me this was a big deal whether to choose the reader friendly version or a newer translation by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky that sticks closer to Pasternak's original difficult text I went for the latter simply because if this is how Pasternak wrote it then I wanted to read it in the purest form Even if it meant not sitting in the comfort zone for much of the time Both Pevear and Volokhonsky have worked on much of Dostoyevsky's work and received translation accolades in the process I scored this top marks yes but one thing is certain I will definitely have to read it again for a broader and richer experience I spent half the time thinking so hard about something that went before and lost track somewhat with the present There was just so much to take in even though I read in huge chunks without distractions slowly and methodically it still felt overwhelming All the signs are there for one heck of a remarkable novel but I couldn't help feel my hands were only brushing gently over a layer of snow rather than thrust deeper into all that coldnessThe result though after it's first outing still remains a special oneDoctor Zhivago opens in the first years of the century spans the revolution civil war and terror of the thirties and ends with an epilogue in the mid 1940s On a level far deeper than politics and with a strength and sterility that must remove all doubts it persuades us that the yearning for freedom remains indestructible uietly and resolutely Pasternak speaks for the sanctity of human life turning to those eternal uestions which made the Russian novel so magnificent and he seems to have made a lot of other world renowned novels seem that little bit trivialPasternak spent ten years up to 1955 working on Doctor Zhivago he considered it the work that justified not only his own life but that of fellow Russians who had perished through decades of war And one thing I can't yet decide on is whether this is a love story set against the backdrop of war or a war story set against the backdrop of love Both play so heavily throughout yet not one stands out beyond the other It's little surprise to me that in 1958 rumours began circulating that Pasternak was a likely candidate for the Nobel Prize which he rightly won The Academy cited him for an important achievement in the novel his contemporary lyrical poetry and the field of Russian traditions His vision here is essentially defined by real presence by the intense physical and emotional sensations of his main characters Whilst these characters internally are some of the best I have ever come across it's also worth noting just how important a role the landscape plays His descriptions here are nothing short of spectacular I still feel the chill the snow the wind and the big thawPasternak captivates in his characters fallacy in his world the inanimate nature constantly participates in the action but there is no historical or psychological analysis in the narrative no running commentary on the causes of events or the motives behind the person This was a masterstroke in creating a deep feeling of the chaos that surrounds them at every turn during the second half of the novel There is a lot of random movement for no particular reason chance encounters sudden out nowhere disruptions trams and trains coming to an abrupt halt and the breakdown of communication between all those caught up in the upheavals of war He portrays happenings as they happen sometimes right in the middle of something else And although this may not be music to ears of all I can fully appreciate just what he set out to achieve in keeping things as realistic as possible When you think of civil war revolutions and political terror how on earth can you expect things to run smoothlyAnd that brings me on to the names which took some getting use to The principle characters all go by different names at different points Sometimes their names would even change mid sentence For example Zhivago Yuri Andreievich Yura or Yurochka His wife Tonya Antonia Alexandrovna or Tonechka and his lover Lara Larissa Larochka Antipova Gromeko There is also an extraordinary play with the names of minor characters they are plausible but often barely so Some have oddly specific meaning Some are so long that for the Russianless reader it has the ability to cause headaches On places used some like Moscow are obviously real but out in the Urals fictional places exist And there is a big difference in these worlds One historically accurate the other almost takes on the feel of folklore The novel moves around one place to another and back again creating a double sense of time it never stands still Even when people are just sitting or in the arms of one another Once Pasternak reaches the revolutionary period the novel becomes a kind of spiritual biography still rich in social references but primarily the record of a mind struggling for survival What now matters most is the personal fate of Zhivago and his relationships with two other characters Lara the woman who is to be the love of his life and Strelnikov a partisan leader who exemplifies all of the ruthless revolutionary will that Zhivago lacks Zhivago's time as a family man and doctor are long gone and thinking back to the novel's opening sections feels like it was read in another life Even though it was only a few weeks ago The huge scale of the story is simply exceptionalThere is a section of some twenty pages towards the end that seem to me one of the greatest pieces of imaginative prose written in our time It soars to a severe and tragic gravity the likes of which haven't affected me this much before What Begins as a portrait of Russia would end as a love story told with the force and purity that's never to be forgotten A book of truth of courage of wisdom and of beauty a stunning work of art where one's final thought is nothing less than a feeling of deep respect for both novel and writerThis version concludes with the 'poems of Yuri Zhivago' which polishes off perfectly the immensely felt novel that went before

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Доктор ЖивагоAmazing ePub Доктор Живаго author Boris Pasternak. I sometimes stroke my copy of Doctor Zhivago gently I doubt I will find time to reread it soon but it is one of those books I like to think I will read again some day even though it is written into my heart already and has stayed there firmly ever since it first entered it decades ago Is it better than any other of the masterpieces of world literature Probably not But it is something deeply deeply personal Something that affects the human core of the reader beyond any compassion for lost love and broken hope in political change There is something heartwarming and wonderful about poetry written in the crystal clear cold of Russian winter There is something beyond the mere storytelling in Doctor Zhivago that makes me want to caress the words that make up the journey of a doctor whose life stayed individual in the dystopian reality of the Russian Revolution and beyond whose heart kept making him feel alive despite the cold of the era he lived throughI have the impression that if he didn't complicate his life so needlessly he would die of boredomComplicating life is filling it with meaning Nobody can take that away from us no matter what our circumstances areDare to live dare to be a poet Dare to be youI love this novel to bits and I also love the old movie which is so unusual for me that I can't think of any other bookfilm congruency in my life But Omar Sharif has just the reuired life complication in his eyes