Secret CC CPSU 16APR 1959 To be returned to the General Dept., CC CPSU Not for publication
To be returned to the
General Dept., CC CPSU
Not for publication
B. Pasternak turned to me for advice on what he should do in
connection with the proposal of the Norwegian publishers to receive
money for the book "Doctor Zhivago."
...Pasternak would like to receive this money, a portion of
which he intends to give to the Literary Fund "for the needs of
I think that Pasternak should refuse receipt of money from the
I am asking for permission to express this point of view.
April 16 1959
Boris Pasternak refused to receive the money from the Norwegian
publishers. See the copy of his letter to the Copyright Directorate
August 17, 1959
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