Classification – name: Literary studies
Pages: 890–899
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 Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR)
Funder – grant number: 20-012-41004
Collection: I.A. Bunin and his Time: Context of Life — History of Work
DOI: https://doi.org/10.22455/AB-978-5-9208-0675-8-890-899
Year of publication: 2021
Place of publication: Moscow

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Author: Tatiana M. Dvinyatina
Dvinyatina, T.M. “The Poems in Ivan Bunin’s Book ‘The Temple of the Sun’ (1917): Context and Summary of Bunin’s Middle-Eastern Lyrical Poetry.” 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. 890–899. (In Russ.) https://doi.org/10.22455/ AB-978-5-9208-0675-8-890-899

About the author:

Tatiana M. Dvinyatina, DSc in Philology, Senior Researcher, A.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Povarskaya 25 а, 121069 Moscow, Russia.

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 RFBR in the framework of the scientific project No. 20-012-41004 “I.A. Bunin and Palestine”.

Abstract:

This article contains an analysis of the poems in Ivan Bunin’s last pre-revolutionary book “The Temple of the Sun” (1917). The poems Bunin included in this book summarized his view of the Middle East and neighbouring countries. He selected them from earlier publications as representing the variety of cultures that he had encountered on his visits to the Middle East in 1903 and 1907. These poems are examined in the context of the whole of Bunin’s Middle-Eastern lyrical poetry. The practical outcome of this analysis is a definition of the range of texts which have to be taken into consideration when studying Bunin’s “Palestinian text”.

Keywords: Ivan Bunin, Palestine, “The Temple of the Sun” (1917), biography, poetry.