Classification – name: Literary studies
Pages: 604–616
Publisher: A.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IWL RAS Publ.)
Rights – description: Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 (СС BY-ND)
Rights – URL: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/4.0/
Language of the publication: Russian
Type of document: Research Article
Funder: Russian Science Foundation
Funder – grant number: 17-18-01410-P
Collection: I.A. Bunin and his Time: Context of Life — History of Work
DOI: https://doi.org/10.22455/AB-978-5-9208-0675-8-604-616
Year of publication: 2021
Place of publication: Moscow

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Author: Sergey N. Morozov
Morozov, S.N. “Ivan Bunin’s Story ‛Son’: to the History of Text.” I.A. Bunin and His Time: Context of Life — History of Work. Ex. eds. T.M. Dvinyatina and S.N. Morozov; Eds. A.V. Bakuntsev and E.R. Ponomarev. Moscow, IWL RAS Publ., 2021, pp. 604–616. (In Russ.) https://doi.org/10.22455/AB-978-5-9208-0675-8-604-616

About the author:

Sergey N. Morozov, PhD in Philology, Senior Researcher, A.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Povarskaya 25 a, 121069 Moscow, Russia.

ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4986-3291

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Acknowledgements:

The research was carried out at the A.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature of the Russian Academy of Sciences with the financial support of the Russian Science Foundation (project No. 17-18-01410-P “Academic Bunin. Source studies, textual criticism, methodology”)

Abstract:

The paper examines the history of the text of the story “Son” by Ivan Bunin. The story “Son” is based on foreign material, which was a rare example for the writer’s pre-revolutionary work. The textology of this story has never been examined before. In the course of work, all six lifetime publications of this work were identified and studied. The selected examples of discrepancies presented in the paper clearly show the movement of the text. It is emphasized that in every publication Bunin most notably worked on improving the psychological portraits of the main characters of the story. The article offers a solution to the problem of choosing the main text of the story for the future academic Complete works of Ivan Bunin.

Keywords: Ivan Bunin, the story “Son”, textology, history of the text.