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Evening of Pasternak’s Memory and Presentation of a New Book


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Peredelkino. In the house-museum of Boris Pasternak took place an evening of his memory.

House number 3 on the street Pavlenko near Moscow writer’s town and after the death of the master of genius remains a place of attraction for thousands of poetry lovers. This is a real cultural center, where excursions, creative evenings, memories, readings, exhibitions, plein airs and foreign languages are held. There are still three elements that are dear to Boris Pasternak’s heart: music, painting, poetry.

But first of all this is the house of the great poet. Favorite corner, a place that helped him survive in the years of brutal persecution and inspired creativity. In it beautiful poems were born, work on translations of works of Shakespeare and other colleagues on a pen was conducted. The last point in the manuscript Doctor Zhivago was placed here. In the spring of 1956, the Polish writer Zemovit Fedecki (Ziemowit Fedecki) will forward the novel to the West, opening the way to world fame.

From 1984 to 1990, the Pasternak Museum experienced «excommunication from home.» For real estate in a prestigious settlement, literary officials have found new owners. Priceless exhibits could be in the dump and would be irretrievably lost. Justice triumphed only in February 1990, and the museum again returned to its native walls.

Guests of the memorable evening, permeated with wonderful music and poems of Boris Leonidovich, were waiting for a pleasant surprise. Elena Vladimirovna Pasternak, the widow of the son of the poet, Eugene Borisovich, presented to the public the book «The Existence of a Fabric through...», published by the Edited by Elena Shubina Publishing House. It was based on the correspondence of the poet with his first wife, Eugenia Lurie, revealing the veil over the little-known pages of the poet’s life. The publication saw the light largely thanks to the efforts of Yevgeny Borisovich, who provided the epistolary narration with interesting comments.


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