A Life in Our Times by John Kenneth Galbraith

By John Kenneth Galbraith

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16 Keeping in mind Pasternak’s symbolist orientation, it is not surprising that he should also have singled out the religious and liturgical influences on Mayakovsky’s and Esenin’s poetry. ”19 We might also surmise at this point that part of Pasternak’s sorrow over Tsvetaeva’s fate had to do with his guilty conscience. At the International Writers’ Congress in Paris in 1935, to which Pasternak had been sent even though he was sick and depressed, he met Tsvetaeva who asked his advice as to whether it was safe for her and her family to return to the Soviet Union.

His was a movement of one person, a single, coherent, unique project. To become a Sartrean, it would seem on the face of it, is to become the man himself. ”24 There is no doubt that Sartre’s intellectual involvement in social and political causes was well-meant, but there was an uncomfortable fit between his idealistic humanism as expressed in his writing and his rather rigid and callous political temperament. This uncomfortable fit reminds one of the discrepancy between the theoretical humanism contained in the democratic principles of the Soviet Russian Constitution of 1936, and its practical application in real life.

32 Through a thousand opera glasses Dusk of night is focussed upon me. If it’s possible, oh God, my Father, Let this cup pass by me. But already in the third poem, “Na Strastnoy” (Holy Week), the poet’s cosmic feeling for the spiritual realm was contained by a town square, even though the sacred source was still a millennium away: Eshche krugom nochnaya mgla: Takaya ran’ na svete, Chto ploshchad’ vechnost’yu legla 28 29 30 31 32 Gifford, Pasternak. A critical study, op. , p. 182; see also pp. 176-97.

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