Knowledge Identifier: $Doctor_Zhivago_(novel)
Category: Literature (420)
Launched in 1957.
Countries: United States (50%), Russia (30%), Netherlands (10%)
Linked to: Communist Party of the Soviet Union, Communist Party of Italy, Nobel Committee
At the instigation of Giangiacomo Feltrinelli, the manuscript was smuggled to Milan and published in 1957
Boris Pasternak - Helped considerably by the Soviet campaign against the novel, "Doctor Zhivago" became an instant sensation throughout the non-Communist world upon its release in November 1957
The novel was made into a film by David Lean in 1965, and since has twice been adapted for television, most recently as a miniseries for Russian TV in 2006
Boris Pasternak - In 1988, after decades of circulating in Samizdat, "Doctor Zhivago" was serialized in the literary journal "Novy Mir"
Both the 2006 and the 2011 productions were directed by Des McAnuff