Even though he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1933, we don't hear much, these days, about the Russian poet and novelist Ivan Bunin (1870–1953), who spent the last third of his life in exile, living in Paris. Much admired in his time—he was respected by both Chekhov and Gorky—he projected into his works a clinical aloofness that comes in part from his impoverished aristocratic background and in part from his being that very modern... More >>>