My Sister--life

My Sister--life

Author: Boris Leonidovich Pasternak

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

ISBN: 0810119099

Category: Poetry

Page: 152

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In Russian poetry, Boris Pasternak's My Sister-Life is the equivalent of The Waste Land, Spring, and Harmonium. Written in 1917, the cycle of poems in My Sister-Life concentrates on personal journeys and loves, but is permeated by the tension and promise of the impending October revolution. Pasternak is an uncompromisingly complex poetic stylist, and his meticulous attention to structure, etymology, and phonetic qualities of words makes his poetry a formidable challenge for the translator.