Iván Bunin

Ivan Alekseyevich Bunin was the first Russian writer to win the Nobel Prize for Literature. He was noted for the strict artistry with which he carried on the classical Russian traditions in the writing of prose and poetry. The texture of his poems and stories, sometimes referred to as "Bunin brocade", is considered to be one of the richest in the language.

Best known for his short novels The Village (1910) and Dry Valley (1912), his autobiographical novel The Life of Arseniev (1933, 1939), the book of short stories Dark Avenues (1946) and his 1917–1918 diary (Cursed Days, 1926), Bunin was 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 Tolstoy and Chekhov.
years of life: 22 October 1870 8 November 1953




Ирина Осипенкоhas quoted2 years ago
After that your mother and grandma came into the room, pretending to look for something. Then they would shake their heads and begin to talk of the bad boys who grow up without minding their elders, and whom nobody loves because of that
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When the heat abated and we opened the window, that part of the sea visible from it between the cypresses , sloping down from under us, looked violet-coloured and lay motionless, so smooth and peaceful that it seemed there could be no end to all this calm and beauty.
Mr Memehas quotedlast year
'An author has every right to be bold in his literary descriptions of love and character, even as painters or sculptors are always expected to render faithfully what they see ; but vulgar souls will see only vulgarity even in what is beautiful or terrible'


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