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What for centuries raised man above the beast is not the cudgel but the irresistible power of unarmed truth.

 
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Boris Pasternak
Boris Pasternak
  • Born: February 10, 1890
  • Died: May 30, 1960
  • Nationality: Russian
  • Profession: Novelist

Boris Leonidovich Pasternak (29 January 1890 – 30 May 1960) was a Russian poet, novelist, and literary translator. In his native Russian, Pasternak's first book of poems, My Sister, Life (1917), is one of the most influential collections ever published in the Russian language. Pasternak's translations of stage plays by Goethe, Schiller, Calderón de la Barca and Shakespeare remain very popular with Russian audiences.

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