Addressed envelope signed, 6 x 4,25 inch, Moscow, 7.06.1959, to Julius Weder in Berneck (St. Gallen), written and signed (as sender - in Cyrillic) in blue ink "B. Pasternaka", attractively mounted (removable) for fine display with a photograph of Boris Pasternak in a close-up portrait (altogether 8,25 x 11,75 inch), with mild foxing, a few small tears to the edges, and postmarked - in fine condition.
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(1890-1960) Russian language poet, novelist, and literary translator
Year of Birth: 1890
Boris Pasternak was born in Moscow, Russia on February 10, 1890. He was the son of Leonid Pasternak, a noted artist, and his wife, Rosa Kaufman. He grew up in the artistic and intellectual world of his parents. His father was a renowned painter, and his mother was a celebrated concert pianist.
Pasternak attended the prestigious Tenishevsky School for Boys, where he developed a passion for literature, poetry, and music. He continued his studies at the University of Marburg in Germany, and went on to earn a doctorate in philosophy from the University of Moscow in 1917. He was also a respected translator, translating works of German, French, English, and Italian poets into Russian.
Pasternak's first poems were published in 1913 in a collection called My Sister, Life. He went on to write numerous other works of poetry, plays, essays, and fiction, including his most famous work, Doctor Zhivago. He was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1958, but the Soviet government prohibited him from accepting the prize.
Pasternak's literary works explore themes of love, loss, and the search for meaning in life. His works often featured characters struggling to survive in a hostile world. He also wrote about the social and political conditions of the Soviet Union, often criticizing the oppressive regime. His works were banned in the Soviet Union, but were widely read in the West.
Pasternak died in 1960, but his legacy lives on. His works have been translated into numerous languages and have been adapted into plays and films. He is considered one of the most influential writers of the 20th century. His works have inspired generations of writers and thinkers, and he continues to be an inspiration to those who strive for freedom of expression.
Boris Pasternak's life and work have had a lasting impact on the world of literature, and his courage in the face of adversity has been an inspiration to many. He has left a legacy of artistic and literary achievement that will continue to inspire for generations to come.
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