NEW YORK:-

Notes handwritten by Russian author Boris Pasternak for two chapters of his masterpiece “Doctor Zhivago,” along with a poem to his muse, sold at auction in New York on Monday for $77,500. The manuscript put on sale by auction house Bonhams included a draft of the third and fourth chapters of the controversial book, which was later adapted into an Oscar-winning film. The papers included a poem written to his lover, the poet Olga Ivinskaya, who served as his inspiration for the novel’s main character Lara.–AFP