The Village

The Village

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Set during the 1905 Revolution in southwest Russia, this is a bleak and uncompromising portrayal of the lives of two peasant brothers, "characters sunk so far below the average of intelligence as to be scarcely human." With brutal honesty it reveals the pettiness, violence, and ignorance of rural farm life. At once nostalgic for a bygone, more innocent age and foreshadowing the turbulences of the 20th century, this wrenching novel is a triumph of bitter realism.

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Product details

  • Paperback | 200 pages
  • 127 x 195.58 x 20.32mm | 136.08g
  • Oneworld Classics Ltd
  • Richmond, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1847491049
  • 9781847491046
  • 548,082

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"An astonishing writer whose work cries out for rediscovery."   —New York Sun

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About Ivan Bunin

Ivan Bunin (1870–1953) was the first Russian writer to win the Nobel Prize for Literature and is best known for his short stories and novellas. Hugh Aplin previously translated Bunin’s Dark Avenues as well as works by Mikhail Bulgakov, Fyodor Dostoevsky, and Mikhail Kuzmin.

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