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Life, Cornell Capa –Boris Pasternak

Asked to name a favorite picture Cornell Capa recalled he was in Moscow when Boris Pasternak won the 1958 Nobel Prize for Literature. (The poet’s novel, Doctor Zhivago, had been smuggled abroad and published in Italy a year earlier but was still banned in the Soviet Union.) Accepting the award, Pasternak wired the Nobel committee that he was “immensely thankful, touched, proud, astonished, abashed.” Said Capa:

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