[pas-ter-nak; Russian puh-styir-nahk]
- Bo·ris Le·o·ni·do·vich [bawr-is, bohr-, bor-; Russian buh-ryees lyi-uh-nyee-duh-vyich] /ˈbɔr ɪs, ˈboʊr-, ˈbɒr-; Russian bʌˈryis lyɪ ʌˈnyi də vyɪtʃ/, 1890–1960, Russian poet, novelist, and translator: declined 1958 Nobel prize.
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Examples from the Web for pasternak
How much of this is Pasternak's fault is hard to say, but in the 1958 these awkward passages were clear, smooth and unpretentious.
And Russia embraces him posthumously, an honor that Pasternak might have hoped for himself.
At its mediocre worst, a la Pasternak, this subgenre of betrayal lit can be whiny and self-indulgent.The Literature of Betrayal
March 25, 2010
Among his peers, few probably know Madoff as well as Pasternak, the former CEO of Knight Securities.Madoff's Longtime Rival On What Made Him Tick
December 23, 2008
- Boris Leonidovich (baˈris lɪaˈnidəvitʃ). 1890–1960, Russian lyric poet, novelist, and translator, noted particularly for his novel of the Russian Revolution, Dr. Zhivago (1957). He was awarded the Nobel prize for literature in 1958, but was forced to decline it