Magazines: First Words from Svetana

When Svetlana Alliluyeva was on her way to Switzerland from India in March, someone gave her a copy of Doctor Zhivago in Russian. It was, she is sure, no coincidence, but an act of fate. Soon immersed in the book, which is banned in Russia, she found that it affected her like "a squall of rain and snow, like an avalanche, like a hurricane." Suffused with Pasternak's lan guage and imagery, she sat down and wrote an extraordinary 3,200-word document that she hoped would find its way back to her children and friends in Russia. Last week it appeared...

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