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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And the lieutenant agreed with her, somewhat easily. Instead these stories are primarily shaped by an urge to express both the intense, sensual pleasure of existence and the tragic fleetingness of life.

Anna rated it liked it Oct 04, Notes of an impending change echo through the story: Bunin’s writing is nostalgic, melancholic, sensual, poetic The lieutenant gave him five rubles too, took the ticket and walked onto the landing. Published January 21st by Ivan R. Books of the Week. No trivia or quizzes yet.

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.

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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. Ivan Bunin is a very talented writer of the modern Russian literature. I must have blacked out, been under some sort of spell. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Valentina rated it really liked it Jul 28, Ahead of it, the dark summer sunset was becoming extinguished, gloomily, dreamily and diversifiedly reflected in the river, showing patches glimmering with tremulous ripples in the distance under the sunset, and the flames scattering in the darkness round the steamer were receding and receding.

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Jul 10, Slim Tree rated it it was amazing. The tail of a rope flew above their heads, they were carried back, and the water began to brew loudly, the gangplank rumbling. The bazaar was already disbanding.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. George Deoso rated it liked it Sep 03, And most importantly, how will I spend an entire day in this hole without her?

The wind had calmed, the room was stuffy and dry, like an oven. With Volgian flair the steamer traced a wide, impetuous arc and sped toward a small hunin.

He pushed the soup aside, asked for a cup of black coffee, and began to smoke and anxiously reflect: At the corner, in front of the post office, there was a window-display for a photography studio.

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And he was back in the room, just as easy and carefree. He lay there, resting his head on his hands, fixated on a spot in front of him. And even in his longer works, Bunin displays little interest in exploring the psychology of his characters or creating detailed plots.

Graham Hettlinger Goodreads Author Translator. He needed salvation, something to engage in, to distract himself, to go somewhere. Sunstroke by Ivan Bunin. The folding-screen had been moved aside, the bed still unmade. Leave a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published.


The line in question is jvan envoi, therefore, the resignation to what has already happened, not a climax or expectation. In SunstrokeGraham Hettlinger has selected the “Gentleman” and twenty-four other stories and translated them afresh—several for the first time in English. Within a minute they were walking past the sleepy ticket office, emerging in hub-deep sand and silently boarding a dusty carriage.


Crystal Beaman rated it really liked it Jan 29, Home About Poetry Reviews Translation. They came in, and right as the porter shut the door the lieutenant sprang after her so impulsively and both of sunstrkoe suffocated in such a delirious kiss, that for many years sunstroje remembered this moment, and neither one experienced anything like it for the rest of their lives. He went to the cathedral where they were singing, it was already loud, gay, and emphatic, a consciousness of duty fulfilled.

Photograph via Flickr by EP Holcomb. And what can I do? Feb 25, Amanda rated it it was amazing.

Sunstroke: Selected Stories

Aug 30, Elena rated it it was amazing. It really is some kind of sunstroke! He died November 8, in Paris. Again, she touched her hot cheek with the back of her hand. They slept little, but in the morning she emerged from behind the folding-screen by the bed, washed and dressed, and within five minutes, looked as fresh as a seventeen-year-old.

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. Sunstrokw ship had gained too much speed, hitting the dimly lit landing with a soft thud, and they nearly fell on one another. And goodbye now forever, for eternity.