BROOKLYN PUBLIC LIBRARY TRIBUTE TO BORIS PASTERNAK

January 6, 2005

BROOKLYN PUBLIC LIBRARY TRIBUTE TO BORIS PASTERNAK


WHAT: Brooklyn Public Library's Russian Author Series, Hostage of Eternity: A Tribute to Boris Pasternak (1890-1960). This bilingual program is dedicated to the 115th year anniversary of Boris Pasternak's birthday. A Nobel-Prize winner, Pasternak is one of Russia's greatest acclaimed writers. The Program will include poetry reading, a musical performance, singing, piano and documentary film from a private archive.

WHEN: Sunday, January 30, 2005, 2 pm

WHO: Poetry readings from Rustem Galitch and Inna Yesilevskaya; a musical interpretation of Pasternak's poems by Sergue Pobedinsky; Music of Chopin, Scriabin, and Brahms performed by pianist Michael Tsayger; and archival film of Pasternak.

WHERE: Central Library, Grand Army Plaza, 2nd Floor Meeting Room, 718.230.2100 Program will feature:
BACKGROUND: Boris Pasternak (1890-1960), born in Moscow, was the son of talented artists: his father a painter and illustrator of Tolstoy's works, his mother a well-known concert pianist. Pasternak is the author of many poetry, novels and well-known "Doktor Zhivago" In 1958, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature for his important achievement both in contemporary lyrical poetry and in the field of the great Russian epic tradition. But by political situation in Russia he had to decline the prize. Pasternak's birthday is 01/29/1890. January 30, 2005 is 115 anniversary of his birthday. "Hostage of Eternity", is Pasternak's verse.

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