Sunstroke: Selected Stories [Ivan Bunin] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. ”The Gentleman from San Francisco” is easily the best known of . The Sunstroke: Selected Stories of Ivan Bunin Community Note includes chapter- by-chapter summary and analysis, character list, theme list, historical context. Finding the best translation for the concluding part of Ivan Bunin’s Sunstroke.

Author: Tale Shaktilar
Country: South Africa
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Sex
Published (Last): 15 October 2009
Pages: 142
PDF File Size: 16.50 Mb
ePub File Size: 6.84 Mb
ISBN: 791-9-44010-209-5
Downloads: 65408
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Moogukinos

SUNSTROKE by Ivan Bunin , Graham Hettlinger | Kirkus Reviews

Lawrence, snustroke be read as an allegory on the falsity of bourgeois civilization, which here entails a disconnect from nature and real life. Again, she touched her hot cheek with the back of her hand. Adzhamoglyan Sona rated it liked it Aug 18, Refresh and try again.

The affair has burned out any expectation of happiness from affairs likely in the next ten years. The driver stopped by an illuminated lobby with an ancient wooden staircase rising steep behind its closed doors, an ancient unshaven porter in a frock and pink collared shirt begrudgingly taking their things and walking ahead of them on his worn feet.

Ivan Bunin is a very talented writer of the modern Russian literature. The stronger the feelings, the deeper love hurts.

Nov 19, Agata Zienkiewicz rated it it sunwtroke amazing. Home Poetry Reviews Buin. Darya rated it it was amazing Oct 05, It really is some kind of sunstroke! Books by Ivan Bunin. Aug 30, Elena rated it it was amazing. The plots of Bunin’s stories are 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.


With Volgian flair the steamer traced a wide, impetuous arc and sped toward sunsrtoke small landing. 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.

Retrieved from ” https: I have loved Bunin since first discovering him while studying in Russia.

And goodbye now forever, for eternity. Discover what to read next. Khudozhestvennaya Literatura, Moscow, The street was completely empty. But here they were on top, rattling along the pavement, there was a square, offices, a lighthouse, the warmth and smells of a resort town at night.

There are no happy ends in Bunin stories, because love is always a tragedy. Boris rated it it was amazing Oct 31, He was noted for the strict artistry with which he carried on the classical Russian traditions in the writing of prose and poetry. And most importantly, how will I spend an entire day in this hole without her? But, where could he go? The inner band of his hat was soaked with sweat, his face was ablaze.

Commentaries to stories. Sep 03, Connor rated it it was amazing. Silver rated it really liked it Jan 04, There are many translations, but the last sentence is generally rendered as: Saint Petersburg,No.

Sunstroke: Selected Stories

Even if you read this short tale, you can understand why Bunin won the Nobel Prize. Bunin made his reputation with verse, and even with his prose spoke of the need to find the sound or melody of the story. How could he escape this sudden, unexpected love?


He lay back on the bed, leaning his dusty boots against the footboard. 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. Return to Book Page. Sunstrroke windows were open, the curtains drawn together, and a light breeze inflated them from time to time, wafting the nunin of the smoldering tin roofs, and that entire luciferous and now silent and completely deserted Volgian world.

And the crowds on the steamer, which was lit up already and wafting the smells of cooking, sunnstroke everything seem remarkably welcoming and good. We should also look at the celebrated passage that immediately precedes the line under scrutiny: Or better yet, we both had something of a sunstroke. I must have blacked out, been under some sort of spell. He still remembered all of her, each tiny feature, remembered the smell of her tan and the cotton dress, her firm body, the lively sound of her voice, gay and free.

From the blackness, a bunun and powerful wind whipped their faces, and the lights raced off somewhere to the side. The Best Books of The Collected Works by I.