RARE monograph on a crucial period in the life and literary activity of the renowned Russian poet, novelist, and literary translator Boris Leonidovich Pasternak (1890-1960). The author - Lazar Fleishman emigrated to Israel in 1974, where his academic career began at the Department for Russian Studies and the Department of Comparative Literature at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, was co-founder and co-editor of the series Slavica Hierosolymitana in 1977-1984. He was Visiting Professor at the University of California, Berkeley (1978-1979; 1980-1981), The University of Texas at Austin (1981-1982), Harvard, and Yale (1984-1985) before joining the Stanford faculty in 1985. His research interests encompass the history of 19th and 20th century Russian literature (especially, Pushkin, Pasternak, and Russian modernism); poetics; literary theory; 20th-century Russian history; Russian émigré literature, journalism and culture. He is the founder of the series Stanford Slavic Studies (1987-present), editor of the series Studies in Russian and Slavic Literatures and History (2007-present) and co-editor of the series Verbal Art: Studies in Poetics. 245x175mm. VI+444 pages. Brown cloth Hardcover with illustrated dust-jacket. Gilt spine. Jacket rubbed and wrinkled. Jacket corners and edges worn/tattered and partly torn. Spine edges bumped. [SUMMARY]: This extremely rare comprehensive study on a crucial period in the life of one of the most influential 20th-century Russian poets, prose writers and translators, is in good condition.