With this post I begin what I hope will be a chronicle of events and news related to my book Inside the Zhivago Storm. The editorial adventures of Pasternak’s masterpiece (Feltrinelli, Milano, 2013). In addition, I plan to comment on recent developments and further research I am carrying out on Pasternak and Doctor Zhivago.
The book was published in the series Annali della Fondazione Feltrinelli (Vol. XLVII). The Feltrinelli Foundation keeps a page on the book (click here) and provides a link giving access to reviews of it in the press.
Much has happened since the appearance of the book on October 23, 2013, but I will begin with events dating from that period.
On July 31, 2013, Mario del Pero and Andrea Renzi recounted, using the material contained in the forthcoming book, the story of the publication of Doctor Zhivago in an event at the Cortona Mix Festival. For information about the event and a video of the same click here.
The book was first presented at the Frankfurt Book Fair (October 9-13). The Italian presentation of the book took place on November 20, 2013 at ISPI (Istituto per gli Studi di Politica Internazionale) in the beautiful Palazzo Clerici in Milan. The event, titled “Censura e libertà ai tempi della guerra fredda. La tempesta del Dottor Zivago”, was introduced by Paolo Magri. The speakers were Carlo Feltrinelli, Paolo Mancosu, Sergio Romano and Fausto Malcovati. A video of the event can be watched by clicking here.