The Zhivago Affair

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ISIS Large Print Books, 2015 - 384 pages
1956. Boris Pasternak knew his novel, *Doctor Zhivago*, would never be published in the Soviet Union as the authorities regarded it as seditious, so, instead, he pressed the manuscript into the hands of an Italian publishing scout and allowed it to be published in translation all over the world - a highly dangerous act. 1958. The CIA, recognising that the Cold War was primarily an ideological battle, published *Doctor Zhivago* in Russian and smuggled it into the Soviet Union. It was immediately snapped up on the black market. Pasternak was later forced to renounce the Nobel Prize in Literature, igniting worldwide political scandal. With first access to previously classified CIA files, *The Zhivago Affair* gives an irresistible portrait of Pasternak, and takes us deep into the Cold War, back to a time when literature had the power to shake the world.

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User Review  - alanteder - LibraryThing

The Book That Came In From the Cold Review of the Vintage paperback edition (April 2015) of the original Pantheon hardcover edition (June 2014) I enjoyed the fictionalized version of The Zhivago ... Read full review

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Very interesting read, especially for those with an interest in Russian literature and history. Can't add much to the excellent reviews, but I would definitely concur. This is a fascinating and little ... Read full review

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