The Zhivago affair Epub ✓ 352 pages

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The Zhivago affair Epub ✓ 352 pages ✓ ❮Reading❯ ➽ The Zhivago affair Author Peter Finn – Drawing on newly declassified government files this is the dramatic story of how a forbidden book in the Soviet Union became a secret CIA weapon in the ideological battle between East and West In May DrawingDrawing on newly declassified government files this is the dramatic story of how a forbidden book in the Soviet Union became a secret CIA weapon in the ideological battle between East and West In May 1956 an Italian publishing scout took a train to a village just outside Moscow to visit Russia’s greatest living poet Boris Pasternak He left carrying the original 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 was unlikely ever to be published in the Soviet Union where th Dr Zhivago is one of my husbands favorite movies a very unusual pick for him because he usually likes ironic comedies I remember reading this in school but had no idea of the history behind the novel nor of the man who wrote itThis is a non fiction book that reads in may ways as a thriller The fate of many of the writers under Stalin was very oppressive although Russians had a great love of poetry if that which was written was thought not to be in the service of Soviet politics their fates were set The author writes After 1917 nearly 1500 writers in the Soviet Union were executed or died in labor camps for various alleged infractions Pasternak himself somehow escaped this fate In wanting to leave a legacy he began writing Zhivago a semi autobiographical novel that would take him over ten years In the end it was deemed by the Soviet Union unpublishable so it was given to an Italian publisher to publish and translate and circulate throughout foreign coup tries It would become a weapon used by the CIA propaganda for a warning about the Cold War There are many parts to this story and I felt that the authors did an outstanding job following them all and keeping the book moving fluidly throughout His messy home life is examined as is his writing career One item I marked as amusing was how he and Nabokov felt about each other they w3re less than impressed by the writing of the otherA book well worth reading and one I will now pass on to my husbandARC from publisher

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??s funeral in 1960 was attended by thousands of admirers who defied their government to bid him farewell The example he set launched the great tradition of the writer dissident in the Soviet Union  In The Zhivago Affair Peter Finn and Petra Couvée bring us intimately close to this charming passionate and complex artist First to obtain CIA files providing concrete proof of the agency’s involvement the authors give us a literary thriller that takes us back to a fascinating period of the Cold War to a time when literature had the power to stir the world With 8 pages of black and white illustrations The Zhivago Affair tells the interesting story of how Dr Zhivago written by a well known Russian poet Boris Pasternak got published around the world against the wishes of the country This story is being told after declassified documents were released It was in 1956 that an Italian publisher went to Pasternak’s house near Moscow and left with a copy of the original manuscript of Dr Zhivago It was the poet’s only novel It took him 10 years to write under the watchful eyes of Stalin It was rejected by the Soviet press so he sought a way to get the book published in the world “It does not matter what might happen to me” he told his friend Isaiah Berlin “My life is finished The book is my last word to the civilized world”He told the Italian translator who left with the manuscript “This is Doctor Zhivago May it make its way around the world” Pasternak did not believe it would ever be published in the Soviet Union where they thought the novel was an assault on the 1917 Revolution The book also gave a detailed account of the cultural and intellectual background of the thirties to the fifties in the USSR Pasternak hoped that it would make its way to the West starting with Italy where it would be translated and could be publishedAt this point the book got into the hands of the CIA which viewed the Cold War as an ideological battle between the two super powers The CIA funded organizations and events and published books in their global warfare against the Kremlin They published the book clandestinely into a Russian edition and got it smuggled into the Soviet Union and into the hands of the people who loved the book It went from friend to friend Finn and Couvée obtained CIA files to provide the proof of the agency’s involvement The book reads like a spy thriller and is filled with history Cold War Politics and a lot of intrigue It is recommended reading

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The Zhivago affairE authorities regarded it as an irredeemable assault on the 1917 Revolution But he thought it stood a chance in the West and indeed beginning in Italy Doctor Zhivago was widely published in translation throughout the world From there the life of this extraordinary book entered the realm of the spy novel The CIA which recognized that the Cold War was above all an ideological battle published a Russian language edition of Doctor Zhivago and smuggled it into the Soviet Union Copies were devoured in Moscow and Leningrad sold on the black market and passed surreptitiously from friend to friend Pasternak? view spoiler Bettie's Books hide spoiler