The Gentleman From San Francisco

The Gentleman From San Francisco

Ivan Bunin / Jan 24, 2020

The Gentleman From San Francisco None

  • Title: The Gentleman From San Francisco
  • Author: Ivan Bunin
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  • Page: 483
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      • Ivan Bunin

        See Ivan Alekseyevich Bunin Russian was the first Russian writer to win the Nobel Prize for Literature He was noted for the strict artistry with which he carried on the classical Russian traditions in the writing of prose and poetry The texture of his poems and stories, sometimes referred to as Bunin brocade , is considered to be one of the richest in the language.Best known for his short novels The Village 1910 and Dry Valley 1912 , his autobiographical novel The Life of Arseniev 1933, 1939 , the book of short stories Dark Avenues 1946 and his 1917 1918 diary Cursed Days, 1926 , Bunin was a revered figure among anti communist White emigres, European critics, and many of his fellow writers, who viewed him as a true heir to the tradition of realism in Russian literature established by Leo Tolstoy and Anton Chekhov.He died November 8, 1953 in Paris.


    1. I am not often a fan of the short story - it's a bit of a tease really, drawing you in and then abruptly spitting you out, and in many of the stories in this collection, the ending comes abruptly indeed.By far the best story in the collection is the first, 'The Gentleman from San Francisco'. Nothing much happens in it (only one key event which I won't recount here), but Bunin's decriptive powers are simply amazing. The gentleman himself is described as:'Dry, of small stature, badly built but str [...]

    2. While you can see how being dead makes you irrelevant to the world, the symbol being used (a dead rich American) gets in the way of that poetic interpretation and gives way to a highly political post WWI interpretation. As an American I didn't see the bland, rich American as a symbol for anything else than for America in Europe. He goes with his family to Europe to enjoy themselves, and after he dies the Italian managers put him into a box previously used for food just to get his corpse out of t [...]

    3. I can’t say I enjoyed this one. It seemed a critique of capitalism and the falseness with people treat you if you have money, and how fast they are to (literally) discard you when it is gone, with the addition of promoting the illusion of idyllic settings and luxury for those with the money to buy such pretense. I’m not critiquing the political bent, but rather than I simply found this story to not be very engaging.

    4. Мое первое знакомство с творчеством Бунина. Своеобразный стиль, напоминает картину импрессиониста. Господин из Сан-Франциско, нечётко выражен автором, сливается на фоне происходящего на корабле, затем на остове. Но на фоне мелких описании и подробностей, ощущается дух вре [...]

    5. The last 5 pages were the most interesting. It just didn't capture my attention, but I did enjoy the detailed descriptions.

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