Adam Fuss: untitled (2012) - Historically, serpents and snakes represent fertility or a creative life force. As snakes shed their skin through sloughing, they are symbols of rebirth, transformation, immortality, and healing. The ouroboros is a symbol of eternity and continual renewal of life. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Serpent_(symbolism)
Boris Pasternak (writer) - Died, 30th May, 1960. Born, 10th February, 1890. Wrote poetry, Dr. Zhivago (which was smuggled out of the Soviet Union and published in Italy), translated Shakespeare into Russian and won a Nobel Prize for Literature (..which the Soviet Regime did NOT allow him to accept).