Henry Gifford (essay date 1977)
SOURCE: "Pasternak and the New Russian Prose," in Pasternak: A Critical Study, Cambridge University Press, 1977, pp. 84-97.
[In the excerpt below, in which he discusses stylistic and thematic aspects of Pasternak's short fiction, Gifford claims there is a strong thematic relationship between Pasternak's verse and fiction, and that this fiction is often characterized by a focus on artistic and childlike sensibilities.]
When in 1923 [Evgeny] Zamyatin surveyed the 'new Russian prose' [in his Litsa]...
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