History[ edit ] In , when most of the European Russian emigres were hastily preparing to flee for America, Bunin with his wife, Vera Muromtseva, destitute as they were, decided to stay in France. As he was ready to leave the house, the writer said to him: "Last year I wrote Dark Alleys, a book about love. There it is, on the table. What am I to do with it here?
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History[ edit ] In , when most of the European Russian emigres were hastily preparing to flee for America, Bunin with his wife, Vera Muromtseva, destitute as they were, decided to stay in France. As he was ready to leave the house, the writer said to him: "Last year I wrote Dark Alleys, a book about love. There it is, on the table. What am I to do with it here? On June 19, , the book was premiered at a public recital show in Paris which according to Soviet Patriot, an immigrant newspaper based in Paris was highly successful.
According to Vera Muromtseva-Bunina her husband considered Dark Alleys one of his "moments of perfection". List of Dark Avenues short stories[ edit ] Only the titles of the edition are here included. New York, Posledniye Novosti , No. A Ballad Баллада. Posledniye Novosti, No. Bunin regarded this story one of his best ever. Once in Paris I started remembering Russia, this house of ours which I visited regularly in all times of year Written at Villa Beausoleil.
Pouring rain. Early evening, the inn by the road and some kind of man at the doorway, using whip to clear his top-boots. The house, depicted in the story, was real, all the characters fictional. Part 2[ edit ] Rusya Руся. Novy Zhurnal New Journal , No. Once in a while would flicker through my imagination — some face, part of some landscape, a kind of weather — and then disappear.
Both in Novoselye magazine, No. Stories written exclusively for Dark Alleys. Wolves Волки. New York. Zoyka and Valerya Зойка и Валерия. Russian Collection Русский сборник , Paris, Galya Ganskaya Галя Ганская. Novy Zhurnal, Vol. Smirnov January 30, Heinrich Генрих. Dark Alleys. Their real sirname was Kovalsky, if I remember correctly. Novy Zhurnal, No. Bunin heavily edited the original text while preparing it for the second, Paris edition.
I thought it was going to be a series of funny stories. But it turned out something totally different. Russkye Novosti, Paris, , No. Riverside Inn Речной трактир. Novy Zhurnal, New York, , Vol. Both in Novoselye, New York, , No. A Cold Autumn Холодная осень.
Russkye Novosty, Paris, , No. The Raven Ворон. Soviet critic A.
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Mar 13, Jerry rated it it was amazing Dark, salacious, and profound portrait of Russian characters, one of the finest collection of short stories I have ever read. Bunin is undoubtably one of my favorite Russian authors. All the stories are about "Love" taken in the very large This is the first time I read a book from Russian author Ivan Bunin I never heard before, which book I bought after reading on the back cover that he won a nobel prize of literature. The characters, the contexts, and the places all differ from one short story to another but the general theme is common and obvious from the first story to the last one. Another aspect of the book that bothered me was the English language used to translate. I know that only readers of both the Russian original edition and the english translated edition can judge correctly whether the english translation is good.
He had two younger sisters: Masha Maria Bunina-Laskarzhevskaya, — and Nadya that latter died very young and two elder brothers, Yuly and Yevgeny. Chubarovs, according to Bunin, "knew very little about themselves except that their ancestors were landowners in Kostromskaya , Moskovskaya , Orlovskya and Tambovskaya Guberniyas ". Father Alexei Nikolayevich was described by Bunin as a very strong man, both physically and mentally, quick-tempered and addicted to gambling, impulsive and generous, eloquent in a theatrical fashion and totally illogical. It was Yuly who encouraged Ivan to read the Russian classics and to write himself. I wrote both poetry and prose fairly early and my works were also published from an early date," wrote Bunin in his short autobiography. In his first short story "Country Sketch Деревенский эскиз appeared in the Nikolay Mikhaylovsky -edited journal Russkoye Bogatstvo. In August the couple moved to Poltava and settled in the home of Yuly Bunin.