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Ivan Bunin

(1870 - 1953)

Elijah, the Prophet

Semyon Novikov, who lived with his thin-armed brother, Nikon, built a new house for himself, but the carpenters asked permission to go home. The moon was shining that night as Semyon drove to his...

8 min read · Rating: PG-13 · Read story


You lowered your eyes with a sad expression on your face and made a ceremonious bow, then began to speak hurriedly and excitedly. You opened your eyes, called me into your room, begged me to...

15 min read · Rating: G · Read story

The Gentleman from San Francisco

The gentleman from San Francisco, who was journeying to the Old World for two full years, spent the Carnival in Nice with young Neopolitan women. The Mediterranean Sea was whiff of winter again,...

49 min read · Rating: R · Read story