Today in History
September 05, 1958
The Doctor is In
Boris Pasternak's novel of life and love against the backdrop of the Russian Revolution, Doctor Zhivago, first published in Italian in 1957, is published in English. The following month, Pasternak wins the year's Nobel Prize for Literature but declines the honor, fearing repercussions from the Communist Party. They come anyway; Pasternak loses his membership in the Union of Soviet Writers. He dies two years later, in 1960. Dr. Zhivago is finally published in the Soviet Union in 1988.
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