They don't ask much of you. They only want you to hate the things you love and to love the things you despise.
Boris Leonidovich Pasternak was a 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. Pasternak's translations of stage plays by Goethe, Schiller, Calderón de la Barca and Shakespeare remain very popular with Russian audiences.
Birth: Boris Leonidovich Pasternak10 February [29 January] 1890