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Cursed Days: A Diary of a Revolution
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Cursed Days: A Diary of a Revolution (Hardback)

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On July 30, 1925, Vera Muromtseva-Bunina, the wife of the Russian writer Ivan Bunin (who was soon to win the Nobel Prize for Literature), wrote in her diary: "Ian [her name for her husband] has torn up and burned all his diary manuscripts. I am very angry. 'I don't want to be seen in my underwear, ' he told me". Seeing Vera so upset, Bunin confided to her: "I have another diary in the form of a notebook..". This is the diary that Bunin published in 1936 with the title Cursed Days. Set against the backdrop of Moscow and Odessa in 1918 and 1919, it is a scathing account of the Bolshevik takeover and of the last days of the Russian master in his homeland. Banned during the years of Soviet power, Cursed Days is now translated into English for the first time, with an introduction and notes by Thomas Gaiton Marullo, Bunin's foremost interpreter in the West. Cursed Days, Thomas Marullo observes in his introduction, foreshadows the later anti-Soviet memoirs of Nadezhda Mandelstam, Evgeniya Ginzburg, and others, and the rebellions of Bulgakov and Pasternak.

Fiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945 Publisher: Ivan R Dee, Inc Publication Date: 01/06/1998 ISBN-13: 9781566631860  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Thomas G. Marullo is professor of Russian literature at the University of Notre Dame, author of If You See Buddha, and editor of Ivan Bunin: Russian Requiem, Ivan Bunin: From the Other Shore, and Ivan Bunin: The Twilight of Emigre Russia. These three volumes form an acclaimed portrait of this neglected master of Russian letters. Professor Marullo lives in South Bend, Indiana."

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