Boris Pasternak





Boris Pasternak

Author profile


born
in Moscow, Russian Federation
February 10, 1890

died
May 30, 1960

gender
male

genre

influences
Rachmaninoff, Tolstoy, Rilke, Scriabin, Lermontov, Alexander Blok, Her...more


About this author

Борис Пастернак
Boris Leonidovich Pasternak was born in Moscow to talented artists: his father a painter and illustrator of Tolstoy's works, his mother a well-known concert pianist. Though his parents were both Jewish, they became Christianized, first as Russian Orthodox and later as Tolstoyan Christians. Pasternak's education began in a German Gymnasium in Moscow and was continued at the University of Moscow. Under the influence of the composer Scriabin, Pasternak took up the study of musical composition for six years from 1904 to 1910. By 1912 he had renounced music as his calling in life and went to the University of Marburg, Germany, to study philosophy. After four months there and a trip to Italy, he returned to Russia and decided to d...more


Average rating: 4.02 · 45,997 ratings · 1,358 reviews · 98 distinct works · Similar authors
Doctor Zhivago
by
4.02 of 5 stars 4.02 avg rating — 44,873 ratings — published 1957 — 219 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Selected Poems
by
4.21 of 5 stars 4.21 avg rating — 255 ratings — published 1946 — 6 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Poems of Doctor Zhivago
by
4.14 of 5 stars 4.14 avg rating — 164 ratings — published 1965 — 4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Letters, Summer 1926
by
4.32 of 5 stars 4.32 avg rating — 98 ratings — published 1985 — 4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
My Sister - Life
by
4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 96 ratings — published 1922 — 12 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Last Summer
by
3.29 of 5 stars 3.29 avg rating — 76 ratings — published 1958 — 7 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Safe Conduct: An Autobiogra...
by
3.82 of 5 stars 3.82 avg rating — 60 ratings — published 1958
Rate this book
Clear rating
Adolescence Of Zhenya Luvers
by
3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 46 ratings — published 1961 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Стихотворения и поэмы в дву...
by
4.82 of 5 stars 4.82 avg rating — 28 ratings — published 1990
Rate this book
Clear rating
Борис Пастернак. Проза Поэта
by
4.71 of 5 stars 4.71 avg rating — 21 ratings — published 1991 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Boris Pasternak…
“I don't like people who have never fallen or stumbled. Their virtue is lifeless and it isn't of much value. Life hasn't revealed its beauty to them. ”
Boris Pasternak

“I don't think I could love you so much if you had nothing to complain of and nothing to regret. I don't like people who have never fallen or stumbled. Their virtue is lifeless and of little value. Life hasn't revealed it's beauty to them.”
Boris Pasternak, Doctor Zhivago

“How wonderful to be alive, he thought. But why does it always hurt?”
Boris Pasternak, El doctor Zhivago

Polls

What would you like to read in January? (Please vote only if you seriously mean to partake in the discussion of your choice)

 
  13 votes, 28.3%

 
  12 votes, 26.1%

 
  8 votes, 17.4%

 
  7 votes, 15.2%

 
  5 votes, 10.9%

 
  1 vote, 2.2%

7 comments
More...

Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
The Seasonal Read...: Time to study abroad 52 308 Sep 04, 2009 11:27PM  
The History Book ...: * HF - READING LIST 2 248 Nov 30, 2009 08:28PM  
The Seasonal Read...: 10.10 (FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE) 28 209 Jan 10, 2010 07:52AM  
The History Book ...: HISTORICAL FICTION POLLS 6 171 Jan 21, 2010 12:04AM  
Goodreads Librari...: Fyodor Dostoevsky / Фёдор Достоевский 12 65 Feb 01, 2010 10:58AM  
Glens Falls (NY) ...: Were you an avid reader as a child? 61 29 Apr 01, 2010 09:08PM  
College Students! : Tackle a Thick Book in the Summer group read 23 119 Jun 15, 2010 07:07PM