Night of Denial: Stories and Novellas

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Northwestern University Press, 17 d’ag. 2006 - 718 pàgines
The first Russian to be awarded the Nobel Prize for literature, Ivan Bunin is often considered the last of the great Russian masters. Already renowned in Russia before the revolution, he fled the country in 1920 and lived the remainder of his life in France, where he continued to write for thirty years. Bunin made his name as a short-story writer with such masterpieces as "The Gentleman from San Francisco," the title piece in one of his collections and one of the stories in this volume. His last book of stories, Dark Avenues, was published in the 1940s. Among his longer works were a fictional autobiography, The Life of Arseniev (1930), and its sequel, Youth (1939), which were later collected into one volume, and two memoirs, The Accursed Days (1926), and Memories and Portraits (1950). He also wrote books on Tolstoy and Chekhov, both of whom he knew personally. Bunin, in fact, serves as a link-both personal and literary-between Tolstoy, whom he met as a young man, Chekhov, a close friend, and Vladimir Nabokov, who was influenced by Bunin early in his career and who moved in the same émigré literary circles in the twenties and thirties.

Bunin achieved his greatest mastery in the short story, and much of his finest work appears in this volume-the largest collection of his prose works ever published in English. In Robert Bowie's fine translation, with extensive annotations and a lengthy critical afterword, this work affords readers of English their first opportunity for a sustained encounter with a Russian classic, and one of the great writers of the twentieth century.
 

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Continguts

The Grammar of Love
3
In Paris
17
Antonov Apples
39
Drydale
59
Way Back When
135
The Snow Bull
154
Transfiguration
167
The Saints
198
The Hare
324
The Idol
338
The Consecration of Love
340
Somber Pathways Linden Lined
410
Shere Monday
425
The Cold Fall
443
The Case of Cornet Elagin
462
Light Breathing
507

Zakhar Vorobyov
215
Glory
235
Noosiform Ears
268
The Mad Artist
283
In a NeverNever Land
310
TemirAksakKhan
526
Afterword
625
On Translating Bunin
707
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Sobre l'autor (2006)

Ivan Bunin (1880-1953), a poet and writer of short fiction, won the Nobel Prize in literature in 1933. He is the author of The Life of Arseniev (1994) and The Liberation of Tolstoy: A Tale of Two Writers (2001), also published by Northwestern University Press.

Robert Bowie is professor emeritus of Russian at Miami University of Ohio.

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