Five interesting facts from Bunins life


long and fruitful life of Ivan Alekseevich Bunin was full of ups and downs, in it there was a place for unprecedented triumph, and for numerous sorrows and adversity. Let’s remember five interesting facts from the writer’s life.

Bunin is the first Russian Nobel Prize laureate

course, everyone interested in Bunin’s work is known for the fact that he became the first Russian writers to be awarded Nobel Prize. But not everyone knows how he disposed of the money he received. Unfortunately, like many creative individuals, Bunin was distinguished by extreme impracticality. He started to arrange lush dinners, actively helped money the same as him, emigrants, and then at all, on someone’s advice, invested all the remaining money in some dubious enterprise and, in the next times, left destitute.

Multi-sided giving One

of Bunin’s favorite entertainment since his youth and until the end of his days was guessing facial features and even the entire appearance of a person along his head, hands and feet. Of course, the writer’s creative fantasy also helped in this.

As any truly talented person, Bunin was richly and versatile gifted by nature. He was plastic, perfectly danced, possessed rich facial expressions and uncanny acting giving. Konstantin Sergeevich Stanislavsky even suggested he play the role of Hamlet on the stage of the Moscow Art Theatre.

One of the most tragic events in Ivan Alekseevich’s life is the death of his only son Nikolai. The child was born from the writer’s first marriage to Anna Nikolaevna Tskakni, but at the age of five died of meningitis.

As is known, without accepting the 1917 Revolution, Bunin emigrated to France. Despite this, he became the first emigrant writer whose books began printing in the USSR. However, some of his works saw light only after the perestroika. For example, the diary “Backed Days”, on the pages of which the writer expressed his extremely negative attitude towards the events of the revolution and civil war.

Even leaving for France, Bunin remained Russian in spirit as a writer. His poems and prose are a model of fine Russian. Today, his name stands in a row of classics of Russian literature next to those of Pushkin, Turgenev, Chekhov and other prominent writers. His works are beloved by readers of different generations. They have long entered the school curriculum, often screened and put on the theater stage.

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