Boris Pasternak

Died aged c. 70

Boris Leonidovich Pasternak (/ˈpæstərnæk/; Russian: Бори́с Леони́дович Пастерна́к, IPA: [bɐˈrʲis lʲɪɐˈnʲidəvʲɪtɕ pəstɨrˈnak]; 10 February [O.S. 29 January] 1890 – 30 May 1960) was a Russian poet, novelist, and literary translator. Composed in 1917, Pasternak's first book of poems, My Sister, Life, was published in Berlin in 1922 and soon became an important collection in the Russian language. Pasternak's translations of stage plays by Goethe, Schiller, Calderón de la Barca and Shakespeare remain very popular with Russian audiences. Pasternak is the author of Doctor Zhivago (1957), a novel that takes place between the Russian Revolution of 1905 and the Second World War. Doctor Zhivago was rejected for publication in the USSR, but the manuscript was smuggled to Italy for publication. Pasternak was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1958, an event that enraged the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, which forced him to decline the prize, though in 1989 his descendants were able to accept it in his name. Doctor Zhivago has been part of the main Russian school curriculum since 2003.

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Commemorated on 1 plaque

У цьому будинку у 1931 році перебував видатний російський поет, письменник, лауреат Нобелівської премії Борис Пастернак.

English translation: Boris Pasternak prominent Russian poet, writer, Nobel Prize winner lived here in 1931

Chapaeva street, 9, Kyiv, Ukraine where they lived (1931)