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.

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The lieutenant has grown up and feels more mature and confident.

In SunstrokeGraham Hettlinger has selected the “Gentleman” and twenty-four other stories and translated them afresh—several for the first time in English. Sexual encounters are brief, profoundly moving, but ultimately sunstrokee. He bunij there, resting his head on his hands, fixated on a spot in front of him.

Sunstroke by Ivan Bunin. By the lobby a young cabby in a neat, long-fitting coat peacefully smoked a cigarette. Gathering his last bit of strength, he walked into his large, empty room. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Books by Ivan Bunin.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Such quandaries beset all fastidious writers, and the first question asked is usually: List of poems List of short stories. Commentaries to stories. The street was completely empty. The Best Books of That was especially unbearable. The lieutenant feels sadder and prematurely aged. The lyric impulse that motivated so much of Bunin’s writing is evident throughout the stories in Sunstroke.

In the prose miniatures, such as “Summer Day” and “Sky Above a Wall,” he seeks only to capture a momentary impression or a passing scene rather than to write a traditional narrative.


The lieutenant gave him five rubles too, took the ticket and walked onto the landing. Bunin made his reputation with verse, and even with his prose spoke sunstroek the need to find the sound or melody of the story.

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.

In the longer stories, small pains accumulate until they explode into tragic ironies.

List of short stories by Ivan Bunin

And the lieutenant agreed with her, somewhat easily. Denis Kudryashov rated it really liked it Mar 13, Afterwards we were arguing a lot about the Russian people and its destiny The wind had calmed, the room was stuffy and dry, like an oven.

The epaulettes and the buttons of his tunic were scalding hot, so much that it hurt to touch them.

No trivia or quizzes yet. She sailed away—at this point she is far, sitting, probably, in the white glass saloon or on deck, looking at that enormous river sunstrike under the sun, the oncoming rafts, the yellow sandbanks, and the water and sky glowing into the distance, that entire immeasurable expanse sunstrokr the Volga. And he felt that now, he simply lacked the strength to look at that bed. 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.

The inner band of his hat was soaked with sweat, his face was ablaze.

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He was noted for the strict artistry with which he carried on the classical Russian traditions in the writing of prose and poetry.


When the affair ends, she ascribes their passion to a momentary sunstroke, leaving him heartbroken and spiritually lost. Hardcoverpages. 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. Bunin’s writing is nostalgic, melancholic, sensual, poetic Instead these stories are primarily shaped by an urge to express both the intense, sensual pleasure of existence and the tragic fleetingness of life.

Wunstroke Bunin’s other stories are not to be missed. 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, sitting on its bleached orange seats. Retrieved from ” https: Sunstrokr Works by I.

Sunstroke: Selected Stories

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. To suunstroke what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Saint Petersburg,No. Cursed Days —26 About Chekhov Boris rated it it was amazing Oct 31,