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date: 25 May 2020

Slater, Lydia Elisabeth Leonidovna Pasternaklocked

(1902–1989)
  • Craig Raine

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Slater, Lydia Elisabeth Leonidovna Pasternak (1902–1989), biochemist, poet, and translator, was born on 21 March 1902 in Moscow, the last of four children of Leonid Osipovich Pasternak (1862–1945), painter, and his wife, Rosalia Isidorovna Kaufmann (1867–1939), concert pianist. Despite the artistic milieu surrounding her childhood—...

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