Title: The Marsh of Gold: Pasternak's writings on Inspiration and Creation (Studies in Russian and Slavic Literatures, Cultures, and History)
Binding: Paper Back
Book Condition: New
Publisher: Academic Studies Press August 2008
1936235072 / 9781936235070
Seller ID: 140293
Major statements by the celebrated Russian poet Boris Pasternak (1890- 1960) about poetry, inspiration, the creative process and the significance of artistic/ literary creativity in his own life, as well as in human life altogether, are presented here in his own words (in translation) and are discussed in the extensive Commentaries and Introduction. Although universally acknowledged as one of the great writers of the twentieth century, Pasternak is not yet sufficiently recognized as the highly original and important thinker that he also was. All his life he thought and wrote about the nature and significance of the experience of inspiration, though avoiding the word "inspiration" where possible as his own views were not the conventional ones. The texts collected in this book range from 1910 to 1946 and are between two and ninety pages long. There are Commentaries on all the texts, as well as a final Essay on Pasternak's famous novel "Doctor Zhivago," which is looked at here in the light of what it says on art and inspiration.