The Resource The Zhivago affair : the Kremlin, the CIA, and the battle over a forbidden book, Peter Finn and Petra Couvée

The Zhivago affair : the Kremlin, the CIA, and the battle over a forbidden book, Peter Finn and Petra Couvée

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The Zhivago affair : the Kremlin, the CIA, and the battle over a forbidden book
Title
The Zhivago affair
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the Kremlin, the CIA, and the battle over a forbidden book
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Peter Finn and Petra Couvée
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Language
eng
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DEBSZ
Dewey number
891.7342
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  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
The Zhivago affair : the Kremlin, the CIA, and the battle over a forbidden book, Peter Finn and Petra Couvée
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The Zhivago affair : the Kremlin, the CIA, and the battle over a forbidden book, Peter Finn and Petra Couvée
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
In May 1956, an Italian publishing scout took a train to the Russian countryside to visit the country's most beloved poet, Boris Pasternak. He left concealing the original manuscript of Pasternak's much anticipated first novel, entrusted to him with these words from the author: 'This is Doctor Zhivago. May it make its way around the world.' Pasternak knew his novel would never be published in the Soviet Union, where the authorities regarded it as an assault on the 1917 Revolution, so he allowed it to be published in translation all over the world. But in 1958, the CIA, which recognised that the Cold War was above all an ideological battle, published Doctor Zhivago in Russian and smuggled it into the Soviet Union where it was snapped up on the black market and passed surreptitiously from friend to friend. Pasternak, whose funeral in 1960 was attended by thousands of readers who stayed for hours in defiance of the watching KGB, launched the great Soviet tradition of the writer-dissident. With sole access to otherwise classified CIA files, the authors give us an irresistible portrait of the charming and passionate Pasternak and a twisty thriller that takes readers back to a fascinating period of the Cold War, to a time when literature had power to shape the world
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24 cm.
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352 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
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9781846557125
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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illustrations, portraits
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  • (Sirsi) a2351781
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