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Boris Schnaiderman

Brazilian translator

Boris Solomonovitch Schnaiderman (Russian Борис Соломонович Шнайдерман; 17 May 1917 – 18 May 2016) was a Brazilian translator, writer and essayist.[1] He was of Jewish descent.

Boris Schnaiderman
Born
Борис Соломонович Шнайдерман

17 May 1917
Died18 May 2016(2016-05-18) (aged 99)
NationalityBrazilian
(1941-2016)
OccupationTranslator, writer, essayist
Known forthe first person who translated to Portuguese classical Russian books directly from the Russian language
AwardsAcademia Brasileira de Letras
Recipients of Russian civil awards and decorations

He became a naturalized citizen of Brazil in 1941 and fought in World War II with the Brazilian Expeditionary Force.

In 2003 he received the Prize of Translation by the Academia Brasileira de Letras. He was the first person who translated to Portuguese classical Russian books directly from the Russian language.

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