Boris Pasternak

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Priscilla Johnson McMillan obituary
Journalist, author and historian who knew both President John F Kennedy and his alleged assassin Lee Harvey Oswald

Michael Carlson

19, Jul, 2021 @8:54 AM

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Stanley Kubrick and Kirk Douglas wanted Doctor Zhivago movie rights
Director wrote to Boris Pasternak in late 1950s, previously unpublished material reveals

Dalya Alberge

09, Nov, 2020 @2:53 PM

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I've never seen ... Doctor Zhivago
Would David Lean’s epic Russian-revolution romance stir my heart or leave me stone-cold? Well, all the balalaikas set my teeth on edge from the start

Anne Billson

06, May, 2020 @9:00 AM

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Cold Warriors by Duncan White review – when novels were weapons
This account of the cultural dimension of capitalism v communism offers a reminder that literature can unsettle the powerful

John Mullan

23, Dec, 2019 @10:00 AM

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The Secrets We Kept by Lara Prescott review – an impressive debut
The fascinating tale of how the CIA plotted to smuggle Doctor Zhivago back into Russia drives an enjoyable debut

Christobel Kent

17, Oct, 2019 @8:01 AM

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Penguin Random House defends Zhivago novel against plagiarism claim
Boris Pasternak’s great-niece Anna claims Lara Prescott’s The Secrets We Kept copied her biography of Pasternak’s lover

Alison Flood

01, Oct, 2019 @3:39 PM

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First novel inspired by CIA's Doctor Zhivago plan nets $2m book deal
Lara Prescott’s We Were Never Here recounts how the CIA used Boris Pasternak’s novel as a propaganda tool during the cold war

Alison Flood

11, Jun, 2018 @3:55 PM

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Lara: The Untold Love Story That Inspired Doctor Zhivago – review
Anna Pasternak tale of her great-uncle’s love affair with his muse would make a Hollywood tearjerker in its own right

Lucy Scholes

18, Sep, 2016 @10:00 AM

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Peter Owen obituary
Publisher whose list of writers included 10 Nobel prizewinners

Ion Trewin

01, Jun, 2016 @1:13 PM

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Loved but not lost: David Lean’s Brief Encounter and Dr Zhivago
Brief Encounter was laughed at by audiences when first released, and Dr Zhivago was scorned by critics. Now, argues Michael Newton, we can appreciate them as two of the greatest love stories committed to film

Michael Newton

13, Nov, 2015 @1:00 PM

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CIA's Cyrillic tweet: from Russia with love? No, it's just a Pasternak quote
The agency tweets the line from the Doctor Zhivago author to highlight its role in disseminating the banned book throughout the USSR in the 1950s and 1960s

Alan Yuhas in New York

15, Jan, 2015 @9:52 PM

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The top 10 civil war novels
From Roman legions to medieval mayhem, Cavaliers and Roundheads to the crushing of ideals in the 20th century, there is fertile ground for drama in civil war, writes Robert Wilton

Robert Wilton

22, Oct, 2014 @11:09 AM

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