Happy birthday, Ivan Bunin!
The present Doodle celebrates the 150th birthday celebration of Russian poet, novelist, and translator Ivan Bunin, who in 1933 turned into the first Russian to get the Nobel Prize for Literature.
Generally acclaimed for his uncommon mastery of both prose and poetry, Bunin conveyed the custom of traditional Russian writing into the twentieth century, building up his heritage as one of the country’s most respected beauticians of his time.
Ivan Alekseyevich Bunin was born on this day in 1870 in the western Russian city of Voronezh. He grew up with an enthusiasm for painting—an early innovative articulation he later credited as an effect on his composing style.
Bunin started to distribute verse and stories as a youngster, prompting the 1891 arrival of his first book, “Stikhotvoreniya: 1887–1891” (“Poetry: 1887–1891”).
In 1901, Bunin won the esteemed Academy of Sciences’ Pushkin Prize for his book of verse named “Listopad” (“Falling Leaves,” 1901). Around this time he started to turn his concentration towards prose, building up himself as one of Russia’s most famous journalists.
Known for his downplayed and musical composing style, Bunin proceeded to make striking representations of Russia through works like “Derévnya” (“The Village,” 1910), the autobiographical novel “Zhizn Arsenyeva” (“The Life of Arseniev,” 1930), his journals “Okayánnye Dni” (“Cursed Days: A Diary of Revolution,” 1936), and the book of short stories “Tyomnye allei” (“Dark Avenues,” 1943).
A rival of the Russian Revolution, Bunin left the nation in 1920, eventually getting comfortable France, where he kept on distributing books and poetry for the rest of his life.