Russian poet and prose writer. His world‐wide fame is based on his novel Doctor Zhivago (1957), a work which he intended to be his testament, a witness to the experience of the Russian intelligentsia before, during, and after the Revolution. Doctor Zhivago was not officially published in the USSR until 1987. Pasternak was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1958.
Subjects: Literature — Contemporary History (Post 1945).