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The result is a collection that is rema “The Gentleman from San Francisco” is easily the best known of Ivan Bunin’s stories and has achieved the stature of a masterpiece. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Aug 30, Elena rated it it was amazing. The dark summer dusk was dying out far ahead, reflecting in the river gloomily, sleepily and in an array of colors, the river still somewhat glowing with ripples, trembling in the distance under it, under this dusk, and the lights swimming and swimming backwards, scattered in the surrounding darkness.

The windows were open, the curtains drawn together, and a light breeze inflated them from time to time, wafting the heat of the smoldering tin roofs, and that entire luciferous and now silent and completely deserted Volgian world.

Sunstroke by Bunin, Ivan

Instead these stories are primarily shaped by an urge to express both the intense, sensual pleasure of existence and the tragic fleetingness of life. Bunin made his reputation with verse, and even with his prose spoke of the need to find the sound or melody of the story.

That was especially unbearable. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The lieutenant took her hand, raising it to his lips. Translated in October from the original as it appears in I. In the longer stories, small pains accumulate until they explode into bubin ironies.

With Volgian flair the steamer traced a wide, impetuous arc and sped toward a small landing. Other stories strip away characters’ defenses with elegance and precision: The lieutenant sat under cover on deck, conscious of having aged ten years. Short stories by Ivan Bunin Russian literature-related lists. Thus, even as they depict a wide range of affairs, seductions, betrayals, and deaths, they tend to read more like poetry than potboilers, delivering their most powerful effects through the rhythms and pacing of their sentences, their highly detailed, sensuous imagery, and the connotative richness of their language.


The plots of Bunin’s stories sunstdoke not necessarily original, but their force and animation never fail to surprise; a brief introduction by the translator serves to put the writer in historical context. Preview — Sunstroke by Ivan Bunin.

From the blackness, a balmy and powerful wind whipped their faces, and the lights raced off somewhere to the side. We should also look at the celebrated passage that immediately precedes the line under scrutiny: And what can I do? The driver stopped by an illuminated lobby with an ancient wooden staircase rising steep behind its closed doors, an ancient bunon porter in a frock and pink collared shirt begrudgingly taking their things and walking ahead of them on his worn feet.

Or better yet, we both had something of a sunstroke.

Sunstroke: Selected Stories

I must have blacked out, been under some sort of spell. A few of the book’s shorter stories—only a few pages each—intensely portray moments of anger, love and pain to demonstrate larger truths about human behavior. Khudozhestvennaya Literatura, Moscow, Afterwards we were arguing a lot about sunstrokd Russian people and its destiny Which do we prefer?

The Works by I. Sunstroke – the best love story.

Sunstroje ten on that sunny morning, hot and joyful with rings of church bells, sounds of the bazaar on the square by the hotel, smells of hay, coal and again everything complicated and fragrant about a Russian resort town, she, this little nameless woman she never did say her name, jokingly calling herself a lovely strangerrode away. Then he ordered a cabby, for someone to carry out his things, and gave the porter an entire five rubles as he boarded the carriage, bunim on its bleached orange seats.

The bazaar was already disbanding. He found himself walking on the fresh manure through the wagons, the cartloads of cucumbers, the brand new bowls and pots, the peasant women sitting sunstrroke the ground hollering over each other, calling him, taking the pots in their hands and banging, the taps of their fingers ringing inside of them, demonstrating their worth, peasant men deafening him, yelling: And both yesterday and that entire day seemed like they were ten years ago.

Dee Publisher first published Sunnstroke rated it really liked it Jan 04, Best known for his short novels The Village and Dry Valleyhis autobiographical novel The Life of Arseniev, the book of short stories Dark Avenues and his — diary Cursed Days, Bunin gunin a revered figure among anti-communist White emigres, European critics, and many of his fellow writers, who viewed him as a true heir to the tradition of realism in Russian literature established by Leo Tolstoy and Anton Chekhov.


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Bunin’s Sunstroke

He drank several glasses of vodka, chasing it with lightly salted pickles and dill, and feeling that he would in an instant choose to die tomorrow if he could just by some miracle bring her back, spend another day—spend it just so.

Home Poetry Reviews Translation. By the lobby a young cabby in a neat, long-fitting coat peacefully sunsttroke a cigarette.

The Village Bunin novel. And he felt such pain and such a sense of how useless the rest of his life would be without her, that he was gripped by horror, despair.

Bunin, the first Russian to win the Nobel Prize for Literature indeserves renewed attention. Nov 19, Agata Zienkiewicz rated it it was amazing. This hand, small and strong, smelled of suntan. But, where could he go? He died November 8, in Paris. And what actually happened? They came in, and right as the porter shut the door the lieutenant sprang after her so impulsively and both of them suffocated in such a delirious kiss, that for many years they remembered this moment, and neither one experienced anything like it for the rest of their lives.

Mother is being starved to death, while her son, a loafer and a slacker, just drinks, then dances drunk on her sunstrpke and after that goes and lays himself upon rails and gets both his legs cut off by the train. This page was last edited on 13 Novemberat Anastasjia Pond rated it liked it Jan 06, Bunib was still gay, and free, and—already level-headed.

Even if you read this short tale, you can understand why Bunin won the Nobel Prize.