Boris Pasternak
Soviet Union
David Lean
(Movies & TV)
Random House
Bill Mauldin
(Movies & TV)
Des McAnuff
(Movies & TV)

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Doctor Zhivago (novel)

Knowledge Identifier: $Doctor_Zhivago_(novel)


Doctor Zhivago (novel)

Novel by Boris Pasternak, first published in 1957 in Italy add

Category: Literature (420)

Launched in 1957.

Countries: United States (50%), Russia (30%), Netherlands (10%)

Main connections: Boris Pasternak, Central Intelligence Agency, Soviet Union

Linked to: Communist Party of the Soviet Union, Communist Party of Italy, Nobel Committee




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At the instigation of Giangiacomo Feltrinelli, the manuscript was smuggled to Milan and published in 1957 add something


In 1957, Italian publisher Giangiacomo Feltrinelli arranged for the novel to be smuggled out of the Soviet Union by Sergio D'angelo add something


Due to its independent minded stance on the October 1957 Revolution, "Doctor Zhivago" was refused publication in the U.S. add something


Following the October 1957 Revolution and the subsequent Russian Civil War, Yuri and his family decide to flee by train to Tonya's family's former estate , located near the town of Yuryatin in the Ural Mountains add something


Despite desperate efforts by the Union of Soviet Writers to prevent its publication, Feltrinelli published an Italian translation of the book in November 1957 add something


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


In 1958 Pasternak wrote to Renate Schweitzer, add something


The CIA set out to publish a Russian-language edition and arranged for it to be distributed at the Vatican pavilion at the 1958 Brussels world's fair add something


Nikita Khrushchev - In 1958, however, Khrushchev ordered a fierce attack on Boris Pasternak after his novel, "Doctor Zhivago" was published abroad


A CIA memo from April 1958 described the "great propaganda value" and discussed providing support for having the novel printed in Russian, and distributing Western translations within the Soviet Union add something


On 23 October 1958, Boris Pasternak was announced as the winner of the 1958 Nobel Prize for Literature add something


What was your crime-" The cartoon won the Pulitzer Prize for Editorial Cartooning in 1959 add something


Bill Mauldin - In 1959, he won the Pulitzer Prize again for a cartoon depicting "Doctor Zhivago" author Boris Pasternak in a Soviet GULAG with the caption "I won the Nobel Prize for literature


Pasternak died of lung cancer in his dacha in Peredelkino on the evening of 30 May 1960 add something


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 add something


Boris Pasternak - The first screen adaptation of "Doctor Zhivago", adapted by Robert Bolt and directed by David Lean, appeared in 1965


Until the 1980s, Pasternak's poetry was only published in heavily censored form add something


In 1988, after decades of circulating in samizdat, "Doctor Zhivago" was finally serialized in the pages of "Novy Mir", which had changed to a more anti-communist position than in Pasternak's lifetime add something


Boris Pasternak - In 1988, after decades of circulating in Samizdat, "Doctor Zhivago" was serialized in the literary journal "Novy Mir"


It was broadcast by ITV (ITV_(TV_network)) in the UK in November 2002 and on "Masterpiece Theatre" in the US in November 2003 add something


Both the 2006 and the 2011 productions were directed by Des McAnuff add something


It originally premiered as "Zhivago" at the La Jolla Playhouse in 2006 add something


Stanford, CA: Stanford University, 2009 add something


Boris Pasternak - In October 2010, Random House released Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky's translation of "Doctor Zhivago"


In 2014 declassified documents show that the United States Central Intelligence Agency used "Doctor Zhivago" as a tool to provoke dissent in the U.S. add something


The documents describing the program were requested by Peter Finn and Petra Couvée as a part of their research for their 2014 book, "The Zhivago Affair" add something