Major statements by the celebrated Russian poet Boris Pasternak (1890?1960) about poetry, inspiration, the creative process, and the significance of artistic/literary creativity in his own life as well as in human life altogether, are presented here in his own words (in translation) and are discussed in the extensive new Introduction and Commentaries. In this new collection by Angela Livingstone, the texts range from 1910 to 1946 . The longest and the central one is Pasternak's brilliant autobiographical work A Safe-Conduct. There are commentaries on all the texts, as well as a final essay on Pasternak's famous novel Doctor Zhivago, which is looked at here in the light of what it says about art and inspiration.
- Literary Criticism, Self Improvement
- Russian + Former Soviet Union, Creativity, Semiotics + Theory
- September 30, 2008
- September 1, 2008
- Boris Leonidovich Pasternak, Boris Pasternak