Doctor Zhivago - Entire Book

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Re: Doctor Zhivago - Entire Book

Post by naragus » 01 Oct 2011, 14:10

fran:
I agree that zhivago´s flaws and failings makes him one of us. On the other hand, he overcomes his family dissapearence, becomes a doctor and a poet, you can see his poems in the book. The book was written on the fifhties in Russia and smugled to west after bein censored in Russia. Pasternak himself was also a poet and I suppose the book has something autobiographical. I agree he was not beautiful himself but he was the symbol of individuality, may be that makes him beautiful for me. Thank you for your reply.

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Post by allay » 27 Mar 2012, 04:57

I am already read this book but its a very interesting.

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Post by jayceeme2010 » 16 May 2012, 15:04

Although I think this book had a lot of potential, I think it fell short and proved to be a difficult read and not quite on target.

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Post by Sveta » 26 Jun 2014, 21:51

I tried to read it, but I couldn't stand the way the author talked about Jews in the book, and I couldn't stand the author's decisions, thus I decided to quit reading it.
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Post by aaa123 » 24 Jan 2015, 15:54

The best thing about this book is it is set in a period of Russian History. This gives a different perspective to the reader. I would recommend this book to anyone interested or studying history.

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Post by Sarah_Khan » 12 Jul 2016, 13:51

Just finished reading this book and I think it did changed my view on that period in time. I think it made me realize that not everything is black and white and that there are always people that are not on any side when civil war breaks out. I think this book was beautifully written therefore it was very easy to keep reading until the end. Definitely will reread in the future. :)

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