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Doctor Zhivago (1957)

por Boris Pasternak

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Classic Literature. Fiction. Literature. HTML:First published in Italy in 1957 amid international controversy, Doctor Zhivago is the story of the life and loves of a poet/physician during the turmoil of the Russian Revolution. Taking his family from Moscow to what he hopes will be shelter in the Ural Mountains, Zhivago finds himself instead embroiled in the battle between the Whites and the Reds. Set against this backdrop of cruelty and strife is Zhivago's love for the tender and beautiful Lara, the very embodiment of the pain and chaos of those cataclysmic times. Pevear and Volokhonsky masterfully restore the spirit of Pasternak's original??his style, rhythms, voicings, and tone??in this beautiful translation of a classic of world liter… (mais)
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This book is very brutal, long and cold - all the things I don't like in a book. Plus, the main character seems very weak and I truly hate adultery. I gave it three stars, because it was well written, I liked some scenes and I loved the poems. ( )
  Donderowicz | Mar 12, 2024 |
I honestly was not sure if I was going to like this when I started reading it. I am so glad that I did not put it down. It was an excellent read. Loved it. ( )
  everettroberts | Oct 20, 2023 |
This is a fine, long novel to curl up with in winter. I love Pasternak's poetic writing. I read the English translation. I understand that it's even more beautiful in Russian. Thanks to Debbie Johnson for introducing me to this novel. Unforgettable. ( )
  MickeyMole | Oct 2, 2023 |
The movie is one of my favorites but I'd never read the book. I now understand why it was a Nobel Prize winner - a true classic. The descriptive language is simply superb - while the movie story deviated from the book in small ways, I have a new appreciation for the movie soundtrack, which moved the beautiful and heartbreaking background of Russia in war and peace from words to music nearly seamlessly, making both movie and book amazing works of art. ( )
  dhaxton | Aug 30, 2023 |
Although the cover blurb touts it as "a love story for all time", and the movie played it up as a love story, to me it was much more about what was happening to the people in Russia during the time covered in the book and how the great events of the time affected them. It didn't really turn into a love story until about the last quarter of the book.

Doctor Zhivago covers a broad swath of Russian history, from the 1905 rebellion through World War I, the initial revolution in February 1917, the October 1917 Bolshevik revolution, and the following civil war. The lives of Dr. Zhivago, Lara, and their friends and acquaintances are set against this background. Their stories are complicated, and there are a lot of characters who appear, disappear, and turn up unexpectedly later in the novel. Dr. Zhivago's story is tragic, although this is somewhat his own fault. The overall tone of the novel was darker than I expected.

In sum, I'd have to say that it was an interesting story, but I doubt that I would read it again. I struggled a bit with the rating, but finally decided that 3.5 stars is closest to how I feel about it--good, but not great. ( )
  atozgrl | Aug 12, 2023 |
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Publié en 1958, ce roman n'est autorisé à paraître en URSS qu'en 1985. Cette autorisation est un signe de l'ouverture souhaitée par Mikhaïl Gorbatchev. Le Docteur Jivago dépeint le passage de l'Empire russe à l'URSS, qui s'est traduit par une horrible guerre civile marquant les esprits de toute la population. Un chef-d’œuvre pour découvrir une Sibérie attachante et accueillante.
adicionada por Joop-le-philosophe | editarEdiLivre, Flora (Apr 22, 2017)
 
At the beginning of his novel Pasternak deliberately deprives the Zhivago family of its wealth, as a kind of symbolic prelude to the revolution that is to come. Like so much else in the novel it happens as arbitrarily as if in a fairy tale: the rich king suddenly becomes a poor beggar. “There was a Zhivago factory, a Zhivago bank, Zhivago buildings, a Zhivago necktie pin,…and at one time if you said ‘Zhivago’ to your sleigh driver in Moscow, it was as if you had said: ‘Take me to Timbuctoo!’ and he carried you off to a fairy tale kingdom.” This wealth of gold both symbolizes and contrasts with the wealth of life which will be the precious gift and possession of the son, the hero of the novel...

Tossed about like corks in the tumult, people are thrown up against one another in all sorts of unexpected ways and places. The ruthless partisan commander turns out to be the same young officer we used to know, rumored to have been killed in an attack on the Austrian entrenchments in 1916. The old Swiss lady walking past the trolley in which Zhivago has his fatal heart attack was the former governess of a noble Russian whom he had known briefly when they both worked at a hospital during the war. And this final coming together is in any case unknown to both parties, without apparent significance. And yet everything in life has significance, just because it is life, the thing itself, and not the abstract vision of how it ought to be for which the tyrants of ideology drench the world in blood. As Zhivago observes, you must live, you cannot always be making preparations for living—a sharp comment on the Communist promise that everything is going to be wonderful, some day in the future.
adicionada por SnootyBaronet | editarNew York Review of Books, John Bayley (Mar 7, 1991)
 
Those who expect some kind of counter-revolutionary or anti-Soviet journalism from Dr Zhivago will be disappointed. It is not, in that sense, a political novel at all, although it is entirely about the effects of the revolution of 1905, the First World War, the 1917 revolution and the last war, upon a group of families of the upper-class intelligentsia and others. Pasternak is apolitical. His temper is Christian; Marxism is dismissed scornfully as half-baked folly and pomposity...

There is no cliche of invention in Pasternak; there is no eccentricity either. He has the eye of nature. Another refreshing quality is the freedom from the Anglo-American obsession with sex. In love, he is concerned with the heart. It is hard to imagine an English, French or American novel on Pasternak’s subject that would not be an orgy of rape or creeping sexuality.

Dr Zhivago is a great mound of minutely observed particulars and this particularity is, of course, expressive of his central attitude - his stand for private life and integrity.
adicionada por SnootyBaronet | editarNew Yorker, V.S. Pritchett
 
Doctor Zhivago has no doubt been much read—like other books that promise to throw some light on the lives of our opposite numbers in the Soviet Union—out of simple curiosity. But it is not really a book about Russia in the sense that the newspaper accounts of it might lead the reader to expect; it is a book about human life, and its main theme is death and resurrection...

Doctor Zhivago will, I believe, come to stand as one of the great events in man’s literary and moral history. Nobody could have written it in a totalitarian state and turned it loose on the world who did not have the courage of genius. May his guardian angel be with him! His book is a great act of faith in art and in the human spirit.
adicionada por SnootyBaronet | editarNew Yorker, Edmund Wilson
 

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Pasternak, Borisautor principaltodas as ediçõesconfirmado
Bayley, JohnIntroduçãoautor secundárioalgumas ediçõesconfirmado
Guerney, Bernard GuilbertTradutorautor secundárioalgumas ediçõesconfirmado
Hanari, ManyaTradutorautor secundárioalgumas ediçõesconfirmado
Hayward, MaxTradutorautor secundárioalgumas ediçõesconfirmado
Konkka, JuhaniTradutorautor secundárioalgumas ediçõesconfirmado
Pasternak Slater, AnnIntroduçãoautor secundárioalgumas ediçõesconfirmado
Pasternak Slater, NicolasTradutorautor secundárioalgumas ediçõesconfirmado
Pasternak, LeonidIlustradorautor secundárioalgumas ediçõesconfirmado
Pevear, RichardTradutorautor secundárioalgumas ediçõesconfirmado
Prins, AaiTradutorautor secundárioalgumas ediçõesconfirmado
Reschke, ThomasTradutorautor secundárioalgumas ediçõesconfirmado
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Volokhonsky, LarissaTradutorautor secundárioalgumas ediçõesconfirmado
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Classic Literature. Fiction. Literature. HTML:First published in Italy in 1957 amid international controversy, Doctor Zhivago is the story of the life and loves of a poet/physician during the turmoil of the Russian Revolution. Taking his family from Moscow to what he hopes will be shelter in the Ural Mountains, Zhivago finds himself instead embroiled in the battle between the Whites and the Reds. Set against this backdrop of cruelty and strife is Zhivago's love for the tender and beautiful Lara, the very embodiment of the pain and chaos of those cataclysmic times. Pevear and Volokhonsky masterfully restore the spirit of Pasternak's original??his style, rhythms, voicings, and tone??in this beautiful translation of a classic of world liter

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