The Village

The Village

By (author) Ivan Bunin , Translated by Hugh Aplin

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Ivan Bunin's first published novel, "The Village" is a bleak and uncompromising portrayal of rural life in south-west Russia. Set at the time of the 1905 Revolution and centering on episodes in the lives of two peasant brothers - 'characters sunk so far below the average of intelligence as to be scarcely human' - it reveals the pettiness, violence and ignorance of life on the land.At once nostalgic for a bygone more innocent age and foreshadowing the turbulences of the twentieth century, Bunin's narrative is a triumph of bitter realism, shot through with the author's classical style and precision of language.

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  • Paperback | 200 pages
  • 127 x 195.58 x 20.32mm | 136.08g
  • 01 Feb 2010
  • Oneworld Classics Ltd
  • Richmond
  • English
  • 1847491049
  • 9781847491046
  • 485,677

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Ivan Alekseyevich Bunin (1870-1953) was the first Russian writer to win the Nobel Prize for Literature. His last book of fiction Dark Alleys is arguably the most widely read 20th-century collection of short stories in Russia.

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

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