Sunstroke by Ivan Bunin
Selected Stories

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”The Gentleman from San Francisco” is easily the best known of Ivan Bunin’s stories and has achieved the stature of a masterpiece. But Bunin’s other stories are not to be missed. In Sunstroke, Graham Hettlinger has selected the “Gentleman” and twenty-four other stories and translated them afresh—several for the first time in English. The result is a collection that is remarkable in its crystalline prose, surprising in its vibrancy. It includes, among others, “Raven,” “Cold Fall,” “Muza,” “Styopa,” “Antigone,” ”In Paris,” and “Late Hour.” Never has the last of the great “gentry” writers and the first Russian to win the Nobel Prize for Literature received a more caring and passionate translation. Sunstroke confirms Bunin’s stature as one of the greatest—and most neglected—Russian writers of the twentieth century.

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Bunin won the Nobel Prize in literature in 1933.
Published January 21, 2002 by Ivan R. Dee. 205 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Bunin’s rhapsodic images of the natural world and understated portrayals of romantic and familial longing and loss are etched memorably even in such brief vignettes (which translator Hettinger calls “prose miniatures”) as “Summer Day, “Cranes,” and “The Eve”—though his fluent meditative style fun...

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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: Bunin,

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