Boris Pasternak

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Birthday
10, 1890
Birthplace
Russia
Death Date
May 30, 1960 (70)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
10, 1890
Birthplace
Russia
Death Date
May 30, 1960 (70)

About

Russian novelist, poet, and translator who famously wrote Doctor Zhivago and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1958. His other notable works include My Sister, Life, and The Second Birth.

Before Fame

He originally aspired to be a musician and studied briefly at the Moscow Conservatory. He published his first poetry collection, Twin in the Clouds, in 1914.

Trivia

His novel, Doctor Zhivago, was banned in the USSR.

Family Life

His parents were Rosa Kaufman and Leonid Pasternak. He had several unsuccessful love affairs before having a high profile romance with Olga Ivinskaya.

Associated With

Like author Lois Lowry, whose novel, The Giver, was banned in U.S. schools, Pasternak was the writer of a censored book.