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Sunstroke – the best love story.

Elizabeth Smolinski rated it it was amazing Jun 02, But here they were on top, rattling along bunnin pavement, there was a square, offices, a lighthouse, the warmth and smells of a resort town at night.

Stories like this reminds us again and again, how unique Russian writers are from others. And he was back in the room, just as easy and carefree.

Sunstroke: Selected Stories by Ivan Bunin

Reading this story was like walking in a shallow, sunny beach, barefoot. The lieutenant took her hand, raising it to his lips. Posted by Colin Holcombe on 8 09 13 in Translation 0 comments. Then he clenched his teeth, feeling the tears roll through his closed eyelids down his sjnstroke, and finally fell asleep. The stronger the feelings, the deeper love hurts.

There are many translations, but the last sentence is generally rendered as: And even in his longer works, Bunin displays little interest in exploring the psychology of his characters or creating detailed plots. Denis Kudryashov rated it really liked it Mar 13, Adzhamoglyan Sona rated it liked it Aug 18, If we go together, everything will be ruined.

And both yesterday and that entire day seemed like they were ten years ago. Notes of an impending change echo through the sunstrke And he felt such pain and such a sense of how useless the rest of his life would be without her, that he was gripped by horror, despair. Gathering his last bit of strength, he walked into his large, empty room. When he re-opened his eyes, the evening sun was already yellowing and reddening.


Sunstroke: Selected Stories

Want to Read saving…. He went to the cathedral where they were singing, it was already loud, gay, and emphatic, a consciousness of duty fulfilled. He blocked it with the folding-screen, shut the windows to hush the murmurs of the bazaar and the screeching of the wheels, lowered the billowing white curtains, sat on the sofa.

And he remembered yesterday and the morning precisely as if they had been ten years ago. Again, she touched her hot cheek with the back of her hand.

At ten on that sunny morning, hot and joyful with rings of church bells, sounds of the bazaar on the square by the hotel, smells of hay, coal and again everything complicated and fragrant about a Russian resort town, she, this little nameless woman she never did ican her name, jokingly calling herself a lovely strangerrode away.

Sexual encounters are brief, profoundly moving, but ultimately transitory. Brillant imagery, amazing control of narrative. Hunin carefully crafted translations best capture Bunin’s essence, the play of light and dark that runs throughout his prose.

Open Preview See a Problem? He pushed the soup aside, asked for a cup of black coffee, and began to smoke and anxiously reflect: Otherwise, it becomes a tiresome habit. Sep 01, Olga rated it it was amazing. Sep 28, la Maga De Rayuela rated it it was amazing. The driver stopped by an illuminated lobby with an ancient sunstroje staircase rising steep behind its closed doors, an ancient unshaven porter in a frock and pink collared shirt begrudgingly taking uvan things and walking ahead of them on his worn feet.


Lists with This Book. He found himself walking on the fresh manure through the wagons, the cartloads of cucumbers, the brand new bowls and pots, eunstroke peasant women sitting on the ground hollering over each other, calling him, taking the pots in their hands and banging, the taps of their fingers ringing inside of them, demonstrating their worth, peasant men deafening him, yelling: And the lieutenant agreed with her, somewhat easily.

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It still smelled of her fine English eau de toilette, her half-drunk tea-cup still stood on the tray, but she was gone. The lieutenant sat beneath an awning on the deck, feeling that he had aged ten years.

Books by Ivan Bunin. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. How can I survive this endless day, with these memories, with this inextricable torment, in this godforsaken town, above this same glowing Volga where that rose-colored steamer has carried her away?

In SunstrokeSunstrpke Hettlinger has selected the “Gentleman” and twenty-four other stories and translated them afresh—several for the first time in English. She was sunstrokke gay, and free, and—already level-headed. Selected Stories by Ivan Bunin .