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The Resource Lara : the untold love story that inspired Doctor Zhivago, Anna Pasternak

Lara : the untold love story that inspired Doctor Zhivago, Anna Pasternak

Label
Lara : the untold love story that inspired Doctor Zhivago
Title
Lara
Title remainder
the untold love story that inspired Doctor Zhivago
Statement of responsibility
Anna Pasternak
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The heartbreaking story of the love affair between Boris Pasternak, the author of Doctor Zhivago, and Olga Ivinskaya -- the true tragedy behind the timeless classic. When Stalin came into power in 1924, the Communist government began persecuting dissident writers. Though Stalin spared the life of Boris Pasternak -- whose novel-in-progress, Doctor Zhivago, was suspected of being anti-Soviet -- he persecuted Boris's mistress, typist, and literary muse, Olga Ivinskaya. Boris's affair with Olga devastated the straitlaced Pasternaks, and they were keen to disavow Olga's role in Boris's writing process. Twice Olga was sentenced to work in Siberian labour camps, where she was interrogated about the book Boris was writing, but she refused to betray the man she loved. When Olga was released from the gulags, she assumed that Boris would leave his wife for her but, trapped by his family's expectations and his own weak will, he never did. Drawing on previously neglected family sources and original interviews, Anna Pasternak explores this hidden act of moral compromise by her great-uncle, and restores to history the passionate affair that inspired and animated Doctor Zhivago. Devastated that Olga suffered on his behalf and frustrated that he could not match her loyalty to him, Boris instead channeled his thwarted passion for Olga into the love story in Doctor Zhivago. Filled with the rich detail of Boris's secret life, Lara unearths a moving love story of courage, loyalty, suffering, drama, and loss, and casts a new light on the legacy of Doctor Zhivago."--Publisher's description
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
NJB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pasternak, Anna
Dewey number
B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • genealogical tables
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ivinskaia, Olga
  • Ivinskaia, Ol'ga
  • Ivinskaya, Olga
  • Pasternak, Boris Leonidovich
  • Pasternak, Boris Leonidovich
  • Pasternak, Boris Leonidovich
  • Poets, Russian
  • Authors, Russian
  • Man-woman relationships
Target audience
adult
Label
Lara : the untold love story that inspired Doctor Zhivago, Anna Pasternak
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000058552314
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxvi, 310 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780008184919
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), genealogical table, maps, portraits
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)957325380
Label
Lara : the untold love story that inspired Doctor Zhivago, Anna Pasternak
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000058552314
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxvi, 310 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780008184919
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), genealogical table, maps, portraits
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)957325380

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