A sixty-eight-year-old Russian author has been awarded this year's Nobel Prize for Literature. He is?
"His standing is very high indeed...."
"... it is hard to think that in the long run it will not be."
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Background: A sixty-eight-year-old Russian author has been awarded this year's Nobel Prize for Literature. He is Boris Pasternak, whose first novel, Doctor Zhivago, has become a best-seller in several Western countries, including Britain, though publication in the Soviet Union has so far been forbidden.
Mrs. Manya Harari, who's a student of Russian culture and joint translator of the novel, was asked by Godfrey Talbot about Mr. Pasternak's standing in Russia.