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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

Label
The Zhivago affair : the Kremlin, the CIA, and the battle over a forbidden book
Title
The Zhivago affair
Title remainder
the Kremlin, the CIA, and the battle over a forbidden book
Statement of responsibility
Peter Finn and Petra Couvée
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Drawing on newly declassified files, this is the story of how a book forbidden in the Soviet Union became a secret CIA weapon in the ideological battle between East and West. In May 1956, an Italian publishing scout paid a visit to Russia's greatest living poet, Boris Pasternak. He left carrying the manuscript of Pasternak's first and only novel, entrusted to him with these words: "This is Doctor Zhivago. May it make its way around the world." Pasternak believed his novel would never be published in the Soviet Union, where the authorities regarded it as irredeemable--but he thought it stood a chance in the West and, indeed, it was widely published in translation. Then the CIA smuggled a Russian-language edition into the Soviet Union. Copies were sold on the black market and passed surreptitiously from friend to friend, and Pasternak found himself in no small trouble. But his funeral in 1960 was attended by thousands of admirers who defied their government in order to bid him farewell. The example he set launched the great tradition of the Soviet writer-dissident. First to obtain CIA files providing proof of the agency's involvement, Peter Finn and Petra Couvée take us back to a remarkable Cold War era when literature had the power to stir the world.--From publisher description
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Finn, Peter
Dewey number
891.73/42
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
  • PG3476.P27
  • PG3476.P27
LC item number
  • D6837 2014
  • D6387 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Couvée, Petra
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Pasternak, Boris Leonidovich
  • Pasternak, Boris Leonidovich
  • United States
  • Authors, Russian
  • Dissenters
  • Prohibited books
  • Politics and literature
  • Soviet Union
  • United States
  • Soviet Union
  • Soviet Union
  • Soviet Union
  • Pasternak, Boris Leonidovich
  • United States
  • Authors, Russian
  • Censorship
  • Diplomatic relations
  • Dissenters
  • Politics and government
  • Politics and literature
  • Prohibited books
  • Soviet Union
  • United States
Label
The Zhivago affair : the Kremlin, the CIA, and the battle over a forbidden book, Peter Finn and Petra Couvée
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-335) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue :"This is Doctor Zhivago. May it make its way around the world." -- "The roof over the whole of Russia has been torn off." -- "Pasternak, without realizing it, entered the personal life of Stalin." -- "I have arranged to meet you in a novel." -- "You are aware of the anti-Soviet nature of the novel?" -- "Until it is finished, I am a fantastically, manically unfree man." -- "Not to publish a novel like this would constitute a crime against culture." -- "If this is freedom seen through Western eyes, well, I must say we have a different view of it." -- "We tore a big hole in the Iron Curtain." -- "We'll do it black." -- "He also looks the genius: raw nerves, misfortune, fatality." -- "There would be no mercy, that was clear." -- "Pasternak's name spells war." -- "I am lost like a beast in an enclosure." -- "A college weekend with Russians" -- "An unbearably blue sky" -- "It's too late for me to express regret that the book wasn't published."
Control code
ocn858366308
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
352 pages
Isbn
9780307908001
Lccn
2013033875
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations
Label
The Zhivago affair : the Kremlin, the CIA, and the battle over a forbidden book, Peter Finn and Petra Couvée
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-335) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue :"This is Doctor Zhivago. May it make its way around the world." -- "The roof over the whole of Russia has been torn off." -- "Pasternak, without realizing it, entered the personal life of Stalin." -- "I have arranged to meet you in a novel." -- "You are aware of the anti-Soviet nature of the novel?" -- "Until it is finished, I am a fantastically, manically unfree man." -- "Not to publish a novel like this would constitute a crime against culture." -- "If this is freedom seen through Western eyes, well, I must say we have a different view of it." -- "We tore a big hole in the Iron Curtain." -- "We'll do it black." -- "He also looks the genius: raw nerves, misfortune, fatality." -- "There would be no mercy, that was clear." -- "Pasternak's name spells war." -- "I am lost like a beast in an enclosure." -- "A college weekend with Russians" -- "An unbearably blue sky" -- "It's too late for me to express regret that the book wasn't published."
Control code
ocn858366308
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
352 pages
Isbn
9780307908001
Lccn
2013033875
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations

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