Pasternak Boris Leonidovich
Pas·ter·nak(păs′tər-năk′, pə-styĭr-näk′), Boris Leonidovich 1890-1960.
Russian writer whose Doctor Zhivago (1957), a novel of disillusionment with the Russian Revolution, was banned by Soviet authorities. He was forced to refuse the 1958 Nobel Prize for literature.
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