pasternak“Literature is the art of discovering something extraordinary about ordinary people, and saying with ordinary words something extraordinary.”

Boris Pasternak (1890 – 1960)

Soviet Russian poet novelist, and literary translator. In his native Russian, Pasternak’s first book of poems, My Sister –  Life, is one of the most influential collections ever published in the Russian language.

Best known in the western world as the author of Doctor Zhivago