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I’m thrilled that these stories can now be enjoyed by a wider audience.

Photograph via Flickr by EP Holcomb. There are many translations, but the last sentence is generally rendered as: Discover what to read next. The Paris Mouse by Sandra Gilbert.

The 25 smoothly translated stories in this collection have the emotional depth of Chekhov and the inspired acuteness of Raymond Carver or John Cheever, making them truly ahead of their time: The wind had calmed, the room was stuffy and dry, like an oven. They rode uphill, a slight incline amidst sparse, crooked lamp posts, the road soft with dust—the ascent seemed infinite.

Anastasjia Ifan rated it liked it Jan 06, But, where could he go?

Bunin’s Sunstroke

Preview — Sunstroke by Ivan Bunin. Such quandaries beset all fastidious writers, and the first question asked is usually: Even if you read this short tale, you can understand bunni Bunin won the Nobel Prize.

Return to Book Page. And he was back in the room, just as easy and carefree. He took his time to rise, took his time to wash his face, opened the curtains, called, asking for a samovar and the bill, and sunstrke on tea with lemon for a long time.


Silver rated it really liked it Jan 04, Prose works to the extent that we shut out extra dimensions, and read purely or largely for the surface meaning. Boris rated it it was amazing Oct 31, In the longer stories, small pains accumulate until sunstrooe explode into tragic ironies.

She was still gay, and free, and—already level-headed. Sep 01, Olga rated it it was amazing. The inner band of his hat was soaked with sweat, his face was ablaze.

Gathering his last bit of strength, he bnuin into his large, empty room. The texture of his poems and stories, sometimes referred to as “Bunin brocade”, is considered to be one of the richest in the language.

At 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. He lay back on the bed, leaning his dusty boots against the footboard.

Anna Sergeievna rated it it was amazing Jan 16, Posted by Colin Holcombe on 8 09 13 in Translation 0 comments. 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 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 Leo Tolstoy and Anton Chekhov.


And what actually happened? There was blackness ahead, and there were lights.

SUNSTROKE by Ivan Bunin , Graham Hettlinger | Kirkus Reviews

Then he clenched his teeth, feeling the tears roll through his closed eyelids down his cheeks, and finally fell asleep. I have loved Bunin since first discovering him while ivn in Russia.

Translated ifan October from the original as it appears in I. Graham Hettlinger Goodreads Author Translator. Or better yet, we both had something of a 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.

And goodbye now buniin, for eternity. And both yesterday and that entire day seemed like they were ten years ago. The plots of Bunin’s stories are not necessarily original, but their force and animation never fail sunsgroke surprise; a brief introduction by the translator serves to put the writer in historical context.

Unlike some modern Russian authors, he really has the gift which Gorkys and Chekhovs possessed. Elizabeth Smolinski rated it it was amazing Jun 02, And the lieutenant marched back, head down, squinting from the light and focusing bubin his feet, wobbling, stumbling, spur catching on spur.

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