When Pasternak had to decline the Nobel Prize — words and music and stories

On 23 October 1958 Boris Pasternak (1890 – 1960) was announced as the winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature “for his important achievement both in contemporary lyrical poetry and in the field of the great Russian epic tradition.”Pasternak accepted the award, but was later forced to decline it by Soviet authorities who had banned […]

When Pasternak had to decline the Nobel Prize — words and music and stories

I rarely reblog, but I loved this one. So important for today! Check out Luisa Zambrotta’s blog , she never fails to educate!

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