Safe Conduct (Paperback)

An Autobiography and Other Writings

By Boris Pasternak, Babette Deutsch (Introduction by), Robert Payne (Translator)

New Directions Publishing Corporation, 9780811201353, 256pp.

Publication Date: April 14, 2009

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Written when he was forty, Safe Conduct puzzled many readers in Russia and when it appeared in English, because its isolated sharp impressions and juxtapositions seem to deny chronology, but at least one critic recognized it as "the most original of autobiographies, employing a new technique of great important."

Also included is a group of remarkable short stories, translated by Robert Payne, dealing with the mysteries of life and art, and a selection of the poems that have made Pasternak known, to the few at last, as the "outstanding Russian poet of the century." these are translated by the British Critic and poet C. M. Bowra, and by Miss Deutsch.