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kindle â Доктор Живаго 510 pages Download ´ randarenewables Ò Amazing Ebook, Доктор Живаго by Boris Pasternak This is the best favorite book isbn 9780099448426: format: Paperback and others 510 pages and has a text language like English Amazing Ebook Доктор Живаго by Boris Pasternak Th There was no way I could ever escape reading Doctor Zhivago After all I'm a proud daughter of a literature teacher; this book earned the Nobel Prize for Boris Pasternak; and it has been staring at me from the top of my to read pile for years with uiet accusationAnd so reader I finally read it Doctor Zhivago is an interesting novel It is very character centered but is absolutely not character driven It is an epochal novel focused on the particularly turbulent violent and uncertain but yet future defining era in Russian history the time frame around the Russian Revolution and the following years of brutality and confusion in the Russian Civil War The driving forces of the story are the freuently senseless and almost always cruel historical events a greater force against which the efforts and intentions and agency itself of the characters are pathetically frustratingly helpless and futile It is really a story of individual fates trampled under the relentlessly rolling forward bulldozer of historyWhat may surprise some people who via the phenomenon of 'cultural osmosis' may know of this story as one of the greatest stories of forbidden and doomed love ever written or something of similar sort a misunderstanding perhaps perpetuated by the 1960s screen adaptation of this book the love story is a uite small part of the overall plot Don't read it for the pangs of unreuited love or the tension of the love triangle the disappointment is sure to come if those are your expectationsBoris Pasternak with the bravery not encouraged in the Soviet Union seemed to be not only acutely aware of the historical forces relentlessly driving the lives of his compatriots but also which was definitely unacceptable and a few years prior to the completion of the novel under the ever increasing paranoia of Josef Stalin's rule would have been in the best case scenario punished by uite a few years in GULAG concentration camps in the depths of Siberia recognized the absolute senselessness of so much if what had happened His courage in expressing such views paid off in the form Nobel Prize that he was successfully pressured to reject back in 1958; the Nobel Prize that was given as we know now not just for the merits of the novel itself but for what it represented a daring slap in the face of the Soviet system both despised and feared in the Western worldWhile I'm at it I'd like to make sure I get across that while being uite skeptical about the October Socialist Revolution and its conseuences Pasternak was definitely not even close to being starry eyed or wearing rose tinted glasses of nostalgia when it came to the old way of living in Russia the world shattered by the events of the revolution He never leaves a doubt that the old world order needed to be changed that the change was both necessary and organically expected; but the direction the change took was painfully brutal and perhaps less than ideal and those who have suffered from such a radical change were perhaps the best people Russia had at that time but their value has not made them any less vulnerable to the unrelenting march of time and dictatorship of proletariat It's only in bad novels that people are divided into two camps and have nothing to do with each other In real life everything gets mixed up Don't you think you'd have to be a hopeless nonentity to play only one role all your life to have only one place in society always to stand for the same thing?Yes Pasternak clearly had strong views on what has happened and continued to happen No surprise he used his novel to express them Therefore you do get pages and pages of beautifully expressed opinions in the form of passionate speeches These pages are both wonderful since they are so insightful and interesting and full of understanding of internal and external conflicts that go into the formation of these opinions as well as actually detrimental to the novel in the way we usually think of novels since there is little dialog as such most of it replaced by passionate oration These speeches hinder the narrative flow and introduce early on the feeling of artificialness never allowing you to forget that this novel is a construction that serves the author's purpose rather than being an organic story No single man makes history History cannot be seen just as one cannot see grass growing Wars and revolutions kings and Robespierres are history's organic agents its yeast But revolutions are made by fanatical men of action with one track mind geniuses in their ability to confine themselves to a limited field They overturn the old order in a few hours or days the whole upheaval takes a few weeks or at most years but the fanatical spirit that inspired the upheavals is worshiped for decades thereafter for centuries The character development also suffers from the focus on the greater external events I could never shake off the feeling that the characters were present as merely the vehicles for driving the story to where the author wanted it to go; they never developed into real people for me instead remaining the illustrations of Pasternak's points and the mouthpieces for his ideas In short to me even 600 pages in they remained little but obedient marionettes Besides what I found a bit distracting and ringing of contrivance was the sheer amount of coincidences and unbelievable run ins into each other that all his characters experienced in the vast reaches of the Russian empire with freuency that one would expect from neighbors in a tiny village The web of destiny with these improbable conseuences tends to disintegrate into the strings holding up puppets and that's unfortunate in such a monumental bookAnd Pasternak's prose it left me torn On one hand his descriptions are apt and beautiful making scenes come to life with exceptional vividness On the other hand his descriptors and sentences freuently tend to clash marring otherwise beautiful picture The reason these occurrences stand out so much to me is perhaps the knowledge of Pasternak's absolute brilliance as a poet so easily seen in the collection of poems accompanying this novel It's amazing to me to see the level of mastery he shows in his verse the poem 'A Winter Night' collouially known as simply The Candle Burned after its famous refrain is one of the best poems I know honestly and Hamlet is made of pure perfection and therefore a bit disappointing to see it not always repeated in his proseSadly despite my way too long obsessive internet search I could not come across a translation of these poems that came even close to doing justice to their brilliance It's very unfortunate but I guess some things need to be experienced only in the original A good reason to learn Russian right?And yet despite the imperfections and the unevenness there is still something in this novel that reflects the genius talent that created it There is still something that did not let me put this book aside even when I realized I did not love it as much as I had hoped The greatness is still there despite the flaws and it remains something to be admired35 stars

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Ack and others 510 pages and has a text language like English This is going to be a difficult review to write as I have developed a real love hate relationship with this book It is an epic story about a man who is supposed to be this tragic hero separated from the women he loved by the cruel times of revolution and civil war If you ask me he was just a fill in with your favourite word for describing a man with commitment and fidelity issues I guess we can interpret the whole storyline as a metaphor of that period of Russian history in which case it all makes sense but still doesn't make it „one of the greatest love stories ever told” as advertised on the coverThe first hundred pages of the book are devoted to introducing at length dozens of characters You struggle to remember their various names surnames patronymics nicknames and connection with each other only to realise later on that they are never to reappear in the novel I am not sure what the point of that was especially when subseuently important events in main characters lives are summarized in a few sentences or omitted altogetherOn top of that we have multitudes of completely improbable coincidences Let's remember that Russia is the biggest country in the world yet people keep running into each other every other page as if they all lived in a small village Even your average romance writer wouldn't probably try to pull it off thinking it is a bit too muchWe have dealt with the storyline now let's move on to the style One thing dialogue is definitely not Pasternak's forte His characters don't talk they orate The author obviously had his own agenda there so the poor characters had to randomly break into two page long speeches to say what Pasternak wanted to tell us Actually I will let one of the characters speak for me now At some point Lara said „Instead of being natural and spontaneous as we had always been we began to be idiotically pompous with each other Something showy artificial forced crept into our conversation you felt you had to be clever in a certain way about certain world important themes”Touche Lara touche Another interesting thing she said actually this book would be so much better if it was called Larissa Fyodorovna instead of Doctor Zhivago was her outlook on philosophy I am not fond of philosophical essays I think a little philosophy should be added to life and art by way of spice but to make it one's speciality seems to me as strange as feeding on nothing but pickles And Pasternak definitely loves his picklesNow that we've dealt with the bad and the ugly let me tell what was good about this book It has some of the most captivating descriptions I have come across in literature This is where Pasternak's true genius comes to the light I didn't know you can talk about snow in so many different beautiful ways and even though I know most of it was probably lost in translation what I've read was enough to pull this book out of the two stardom It maybe would've even pushed it into four stardom if I had been in a better mood

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Доктор ЖивагоIs is the best favorite book isbn 9780099448426 format Paperb This is a timeless masterpiece While many readers are going to love this book I think others will find themselves bogged down by its many details Certainly those readers who enjoy primarily plot driven novels are going to be frustrated by the dreamy Doctor Zhivago