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Author Mancosu, Paolo, author.

Title Moscow has Ears Everywhere [electronic resource] : New Investigations on Pasternak and Ivinskaya / Paolo Mancosu.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : Hoover Institution Press, [2019]


Description 1 online resource (396 pages)
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Series Hoover Institution Press publication ; no.698
Hoover Institution Press publication ; 698.
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Summary The conflict between Soviet Communists and Boris Pasternak over the publication of Doctor Zhivago did not end when he won the Nobel Prize, or even when the author died. Paolo Mancosu tells how Pasternak's expulsion from the Soviet Writers' Union left him in financial difficulty. After Pasternak's death, Olga Ivinskaya, his companion, literary assistant, and the inspiration for Zhivago's Lara, also received some of the Zhivago royalties. After the KGB intercepted Pasternak's will on her behalf, the Soviets arrested and sentenced her to eight years of labor camp. The ensuing international outrage inspired a secret campaign in the West to win her freedom. Mancosu's new book -- the first to explore the post-Nobel history of Pasternak and Ivinskaya -- provides extraordinary detail on these events, in a thrilling account that involves KGB interceptions, fabricated documents, smugglers, and much more. While a general reader will respond to the dramatic human story, specialists will be rewarded with a rich assemblage of new archival material, especially letters of Pasternak and Ivinskaya from the Hoover Institution Library and Archives.
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Subject Pasternak, Boris Leonidovich, 1890-1960.
Ivinskai︠a︡, Olʹga, 1912-1995.
Soviet Union -- Intellectual life.
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Other Form: Print version: Mancosu, Paolo. Moscow has ears everywhere. Stanford, California : Hoover Institution Press, 2019. 9780817922443
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