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Pejorative Pie: Pasternak’s “Doctor Zhivago”

On Wednesday, during the bike ride home from downtown San Diego, I encountered a rather unruly motorist whom I confronted. As his demeanor seemed to indicate, the driver was none too enthusiastic about my appraisals of his driving.

I too was not amused.

With that in mind, here is the second installment of Pejorative Pie. This week, I bring you more raillery from Russian literature. Here’s my favorite accusatory verbal abuse from Boris Pasternak’s Doctor Zhivago:


to “meddle” is to involve yourself in affairs that don’t concern you–I’ll let you fill in the rest

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