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The Resource The zhivago affair : the kremlin, the cia, and the battle over a forbidden book, Peter Finn and Petra Couvee, (electronic resource)

The zhivago affair : the kremlin, the cia, and the battle over a forbidden book, Peter Finn and Petra Couvee, (electronic resource)

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The zhivago affair : the kremlin, the cia, and the battle over a forbidden book
Title
The zhivago affair
Title remainder
the kremlin, the cia, and the battle over a forbidden book
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Peter Finn and Petra Couvee
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Language
eng
Summary
The dramatic, never-before-told story of how a forbidden book in the Soviet Union became a secret CIA weapon in the ideological battle between East and West. In May 1956, an Italian publishing scout took a train to the Russian countryside to visit the country's most beloved poet, Boris Pasternak. He left concealing the original manuscript of Pasternak's much anticipated first novel, entrusted to him with these words from the author: "This is Doctor Zhivago. May it make its way around the world." Pasternak knew his novel would never be published in the Soviet Union, where the authorities regarded it as an assault on the 1917 Revolution, so he allowed it to be published in translation all over the world. But in 1958, the CIA, which recognized that the Cold War was above all an ideological battle, published Doctor Zhivago in Russian and smuggled it into the Soviet Union where it was snapped up on the black market and passed surreptitiously from friend to friend. Pasternak, whose funeral in 1960 was attended by thousands of readers who stayed for hours in defiance of the watching KGB, launched the great Soviet tradition of the writer-dissident. With sole access to otherwise classified CIA files, the authors give us an irresistible portrait of the charming and passionate Pasternak and a twisty thriller that takes readers back to a fascinating period of the Cold War, to a time when literature had power to shape the world
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
RECBK
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Finn, Peter
Dewey number
891.73/42
Index
no index present
LC call number
PG3476.P27
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Couvée, Petra
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  • Pasternak, Boris Leonidovich
  • Pasternak, Boris Leonidovich
  • United States
  • Authors, Russian
  • Dissenters
  • Prohibited books
  • Politics and literature
  • Soviet Union
  • United States
  • Soviet Union
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The zhivago affair : the kremlin, the cia, and the battle over a forbidden book, Peter Finn and Petra Couvee, (electronic resource)
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multicolored
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1 online resource.
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unknown
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online
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9780307908018
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(electronic bk.)
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unknown
Publisher number
EB00180266
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
7B09661E-AC11-41A9-869F-325E8F2AE42B
System control number
  • 1935304
  • (OCoLC)869304977
  • (OCoLC)ocn869304977
  • 1935304
Label
The zhivago affair : the kremlin, the cia, and the battle over a forbidden book, Peter Finn and Petra Couvee, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780307908018
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Publisher number
EB00180266
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
7B09661E-AC11-41A9-869F-325E8F2AE42B
System control number
  • 1935304
  • (OCoLC)869304977
  • (OCoLC)ocn869304977
  • 1935304

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