The Village (Paperback)
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Short Description for The Village Presents an uncompromising portrayal of rural life in south-west Russia. This book set at the time of the 1905 Revolution reveals the pettiness, violence and ignorance of life on the land.
- Published: 01 February 2010
- Format: Paperback 200 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781847491046 ISBN 10: 1847491049
- Sales rank: 349,472
Full description for The Village
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.