Boris Leonidovich Pasternak

Boris Leonidovich Pasternak

Moscow, Moscow Federal City, Russia
Death 30 May 1960 (aged 70)
Peredelkino, Moscow Oblast, Russia
Burial Moscow, Moscow Federal City, Russia
Memorial ID 7894610 · View Source
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Author. He made his debut 1914 with the collection Bliznets V Tuchakn, and has been recognized for several poems and novels throughout his career. He also worked as a translator, of which William Shakespeare´s Hamlet is notorious. During World War I, he worked at a chemical factory in the Ural mountains. His journey there most likely gave him the material for his most famous work, the modern-day classic "Doctor Zhivago," a novel later to become an Oscar-winning movie, starring Omar Sharif and Julie Christie. In 1958 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature, but was forced to reject the award by the Soviet authorities. He died of cancer at his home in Peredelkino, a suburb of Moscow, where he also is buried.

Bio by: Peter Robsahm


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