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Author: Boris Pasternak

Year Published: 1957

Type: Novel

Genre: Tragedy

Perspective and Narrator:

Doctor Zhivago is narrated from a third-person omniscient point of view.


Doctor Zhivago is told primarily in the past tense.

About the Title:

The title reminds the reader that the main character, Yuri Zhivago, is a physician as well as a poet.


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