Alexander Pushkin -It's time, my friend, it's time! The peace is craved by hearts... Days flow after days -- each hour departs A bit of life -- and both, you and I, Plan a long life, but could abruptly die. The world hasn't happiness, but there is freedom, peace. And long have I daydreamed the life of bliss -- And long have planned, a tired slave, the flight To the removed abode of labor and delight.
Boris Pasternak (1890-1960) was a Russian poet and novelist whose epic Doctor Zhivago helped him win the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1958. Pasternak's novel was a controversial work in Russia and had to be smuggled out of the Soviet Union and published in Italy.In 1987 the Union of Soviet Writers posthumously reinstated Pasternak, giving him legitimacy in his home country.
Faulkner in Paris, 1925. Faulkner traveled to Europe in the manner of many other young writers of the day. While in France, he adopted the look and air of a Bohemian poet by growing a beard and absorbing the art and culture of Paris’ Left Bank. One of his favorite places was in the Luxembourg Gardens, where he was photographed by William C. Odiorne.