Conflict Art: Bill Maudlin Cartoon on Boris Pasternak (1890-1960)

Boris Pasternak the Russian poet was pressurized into turning down his Nobel Prize for Literature in 1958 and this prompted the American war cartoonist and artist Bill Maudlin (1921-2003)to create this cartoon, which in a way is dedicated to all the Zeks in the Gulag too. See

‘I won the Nobel Prize for Literature. What was your crime?’

Boris Pasternak: See also

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Personal Footnote: In 1971 I briefly met Boris Pasternak’s sister Lydia Pasternak Slater, in Oxford England. It is fine to be only one degree of separation from him….


About creativeconflictwisdom

I spent 32 years in a Fortune Five company working on conflict: organizational, labor relations and senior management. I have consulted in a dozen different business sectors and the US Military. I work with a local environmental non profit. I have written a book on the neuroscience of conflict, and its implications for conflict handling called Creative Conflict Wisdom (forthcoming).
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