The Gentleman from San Francisco and Other Stories

The Gentleman from San Francisco and Other Stories


Translator: David Richards
Translator: Sophie Lund

Format
Paperback
Price
$15.00
 
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780140185522
  • 224 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

A much neglected literary figure, Ivan Bunin is one of Russia’s major writers and ranks with Tolstoy and Chekhov at the forefront of the Russian Realists. Drawing artistic inspiration from his personal experience, these powerful, evocative stories are set in the late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Russia of his youth, in the countries that he visited and in France, where he spent the last thirty years of his life. In the title story, for example, a family’s tour of fashionable European resorts comes to an unexpected end; ‘Late Hour’ describes an old man’s return to the little Russian town in the steppes that he has not seen since his early youth; while ‘Mitya’s Love’ explores the darker emotional reverberations of sexual experience. Throughout his stories there is a sense of the precariousness of existence, an omnipresent awareness of the impermanence of human aspirations and achievements.
The Gentleman from San Francisco and Other Stories

The Gentleman from San Francisco and Other Stories

Ivan Bunin, Translator: David Richards, Translator: Sophie Lund

Series

Classic, 20th-Century, Penguin
Iris Murdoch
A. E. W. Mason
Gary Hoppenstand
Elspeth Huxley
James Weldon Johnson

Table of Contents

The Gentleman from San Francisco and Other StoriesIntroduction
The Gentleman from San Francisco
The Primer of Love
Chang’s Dreams
Temir-Aksak-Khan
Long Ago
An Unknown Friend
At Sea, at Night
Graffiti
Mitya’s Love
Sunstroke
Night
The Caucasus
Late Hour
Visiting Cards
Zoyka and Valeria
The Riverside Tavern
A Cold Autumn
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