Books: Red Novel, Uncensored

During the temporary thaw of destalinization, some fascinating literary floes have broken loose from the icecap of Soviet culture and drifted into open water. Last year Moscow allowed the serialization of Not by Bread Alone, Vladimir Dudintsev's harsh novel of genius frustrated by Red bureaucracy (TIME, Oct. 21), later condemned the book but could not prevent publication in the West. Now another furor is brewing over the appearance in Italy of a novel by distinguished Russian Poet-Translator Boris Pasternak. Reason why the Italian publication is "unauthorized"' by Moscow is evident from lines such...

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