Interesting facts about Ivan Bunin

Ivan Bunin is rightfully famous not only in Russia, but throughout the world. He left an indelible mark on the history of literature, and his works are translated into many languages. And to this day Bunin is considered one of the pillars of classical Russian prose, although, it must be admitted, his poems and other poems are not inferior to his own stories and stories.

Ivan Bunin became a Nobel laureate for his services in the development of Russian prose. The writer was given a check for an amount equivalent to 715,000 francs. Of these, about 120 thousand francs he distributed to the needy, who turned to him for help.

Ivan Bunin and his life inspired Alexei Teacher to create the film “Diary of his wife.” The painting was warmly received by critics and received several festival awards.

Ivan Bunin had 8 brothers and sisters, but five of them died as a child.

During the training in the male gymnasium, the future writer removed a corner from the cemetery sculptor.

Ivan Bunin had difficulty in studying mathematics, and he disliked this subject.

From 1920 until his death in 1953, Ivan Bunin lived in France, because he categorically refused to put up with the arrival of Soviet power. The great Russian writer rests in the cemetery of Sainte-Geneviève-des-Bois.

During the war, Bunin received numerous proposals for cooperation from publishers in the occupied territories. The writer invariably refused, despite the distressed financial situation.

Ivan Bunin had an émigré passport, but after the war he never returned to his native country due to age and died as a stateless person.

Before his death, Bunin wanted to listen to Anton Chekhov’s letters-his wife read aloud to him.

Collection of stories by Ivan Bunin’s “Dark Alleys”, which is now included in the school program on literature, many of his contemporaries criticized for the abundance of erotic scenes.

In his early childhood, Bunin was poisoned with bleached, but he was saved – the nurse repelled the boy with fresh milk that neutralized the poison.

Bunin was amused by the definition of a person’s appearance on his head, arms and legs.

Ivan Bunin collected bottles and bottles of medicines.

Bunin had an inexplicable dislike for the letter “f”.

The writer was very superstitious – for example, he never joined the dinner, if he was the 13th guest.

Bunin could make a career in the theater – thanks to live mimicry he was offered to perform the role of Hamlet on the professional stage.

Bunin became the first emigre writer whose books were published in the USSR – Soviet writers saw his creations in the 1950s.

Bunin was awarded the title of Righteous Among the Nations for his assistance to Jews during the war.

For about 10 years Ivan Bunin lived in the same house with his wife and mistress – a young poetess.

Bunin did not leave any heir – his only son, Nicholas, born by his first wife, died at the age of 5 from meningitis.

Ivan Bunin was a distant relative of the son of another great writer – Alexander Pushkin.