by Ivan Bunin The gentleman from San Francisco—neither at Naples nor at Capri had anyone remembered his from the skin of a she-goat, with two pipes ; the other had something in the nature of wooden Pan’s-reeds. The film is about a Tibetan expatriate writer living in San Francisco Bay Area. [2 ] Background Bunin recollected the circumstances that led to the story’s inception in a Partial filmography The Pipes o’ Pan () Under the Crescent (). List of short stories by Ivan Bunin Ivan Bunin in This is a list of all short The Gentleman From San Francisco (Gospodin iz San-Francisco, Господин из .. Pan Mikholsky’s Waistcoat (Zhilet Pana Mikholskovo, Жилет пана Михольского).

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At eight [in the evening] Bunin started frajcisco his finely written story about mother and son. Mother is being starved to death, while her son, a loafer and a slacker, just drinks, then dances drunk on her vunin and after that goes and lays himself upon rails and gets both his legs cut off by the train.

All this, written with exceptional skills, still makes one depressed. Kotsyubinsky, who’s got an ailing heart, Tcheremnov, a tuberculosis sufferer, Zolotaryov, a man who cannot find his own self, and me, whose brain aches, not to speak of head and bones. Afterwards we were arguing a lot about the Russian people and its destiny He was noted for the artistry with which he carried on the classical Russian traditions in the writing of prose. The texture of his poems and stories, sometimes referred to as Bunin brocade, is considered to be one of the richest in the language.

Ivan Bunin was born on his estate in Voronezh province in Central Russia. He had two sisters, Masha and Nadya and two elder brothers, Yuly and Vrancisco. Having come from a line of rural gentry with a distinguished ancestry including Polish roots, Bunin was especially proud that poets Anna Bunina.

Chubarovs, according to Bunin, knew little about themselves except that their ancestors were landowners in Kostromskaya, Moskovskaya, Orlovskya and Tambovskaya Guberniyas. As for me, from early childhood I was such a libertine as to be totally indifferent both to my own blood and to the loss of whatever might have been connected to it.

Ivan Bunins early childhood, spent in Butyrky Khutor and later in Ozerky, was a happy one, before pann Crimean War hed never even known the taste of wine, on return he became a heavy drinker, although never a typical alcoholic, he wrote.

It was Lyudmila Alexandrovna who introduced her son to the world of Russian folklore, elder brothers Yuly and Yevgeny showed great interest in mathematics and painting respectively, his mother said later, yet, in their mothers words, Vanya has been different from the moment of birth.

None of the others had a soul like his, young Bunins susceptibility and keenness to the nuances of nature were extraordinary.

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Bunins experiences of life had a profound impact on his writing. Later it was university-educated Yuly Bunin who taught his younger brother psychology, philosophy and it was Yuly who encouraged Ivan to read the Russian classics and to write himself.

Until Yuly was the latters closest friend and mentor, I had a passion for painting, which, I think, shows in my writings. I wrote both poetry and prose fairly early and my works were published from an early date, wrote Bunin in his short autobiography. By the end of the s, the Bunins, plagued by the habits of the head of the family, had lost most of their wealth. Poltava — Poltava is a city located on the Vorskla River in central Ukraine. It is the city of the Poltava Oblast and of the surrounding Poltava Raion of the oblast.

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Poltavas estimated population isas of and it is still unknown when Poltava was founded, although the town was not attested before However, for unknown, municipal authorities chose to celebrate the citys th anniversary in The settlement is indeed an old one, as archeologists unearthed a Paleolithic dwelling as well as Scythian remains within the city limits, the present name of the city is traditionally connected to the settlement Ltava which is mentioned in the Hypatian Chronicle in With the Mongol invasion of Rus in many cities of the middle Dnieper region were destroyed, in the mid 14th century the region was part of the Duchy of Kiev that was a vassal of the Algirdas Grand Duchy of Lithuania.

Shennikov also claims that the Mansur Duchy joined the Grand Duchy of Lithuania as a state rather than a vassal state. In the army of Mansur assisted the army of Grand Duchy of Lithuania in battle of the Vorskla River, the city for the first time is mentioned under the name of Poltava no later than Supposedly in the Lithuanian duke Vytautas gave the city along with Glinsk, in Murza Olexa was baptized as Alexander Glinsky who was a progenitor of the Glinsky family.

After the Union of Lublin inthe territory around Poltava was passed to the Crown of Poland, in Poltava was passed to a Polish magnate Bartholomew Obalkowski. In Poltava was the base of a regiment of the Ukrainian Cossacks. In Poltava became a center of anti-government revolt led by the local leader Martyn Pushkar who contested legitimacy of Ivan Vyhovskys election to the post of Hetman of Zaporizhian Host, the uprising was extinguished with help of Crimean Tatars.


On the issue boyar Vasily Borisovich Sheremetev wrote to Alexei Mikhailovich on 8 Juneand if the Great Sovereign allows to place a voivode in the city and rebuilt the city until the fall that in Plotava Circassians and residents built their houses and stock-piled their food.

With the signing of the truce of Andrusovo, the city part of the Tsardom of Muscovy. The city suffered from the Great Turkish War when in Petro Ivanenko led anti-Muscovite uprising with help of Crimean Tatars who ravaged the local monastery, the same year the Poltava Regiment actively participated in the Azov campaigns which resulted in taking the Turkish fortress Kyzy-Kermen.

Maxim Gorky — Alexei Maximovich Peshkov, primarily known as Maxim Gorky, was a Russian and Soviet writer, a founder of the socialist realism literary method and a political activist.

He was also a nominee for the Nobel Prize in Literature. Around fifteen years before success as a writer, he changed jobs and roamed across the Russian Empire. Gorky was active with the emerging Marxist social-democratic movement and he publicly opposed the Tsarist regime, and for a time closely associated himself with Vladimir Lenin and Alexander Bogdanovs Bolshevik wing of the party.

For a significant part of his life, he was exiled from Russia, inhe returned to Russia on Joseph Stalins personal invitation and died there in June Born as Alexei Maximovich Peshkov on 28 Marchin Nizhny Novgorod and he was brought up by his grandmother and ran away from home at the age of twelve in He described the lives of people in the lowest strata and on the margins of society, revealing their hardships, humiliations, and brutalisation, but also their inward spark of humanity.

Gorkys reputation grew as a literary voice from the bottom strata of society and as a fervent advocate of Russias social, political. Byhe was associating with the emerging Marxist social-democratic movement. At the heart of all his work was a belief in the inherent worth, in his writing, he counterposed individuals, aware of their natural dignity, and inspired by energy and will, with people who succumb to the degrading conditions of life around them.

But if thou art for thyself alone, wherefore art thou and he publicly opposed the Tsarist regime and was arrested many times. Gorky befriended many revolutionaries and became a friend of Vladimir Lenin after they met in He exposed governmental control of the press, inGorky was elected an honorary Academician of Literature, but Tsar Nicholas II ordered this annulled.

In protest, Anton Chekhov and Vladimir Korolenko left the Academy, from toGorkys writings became more optimistic. Anton Chekhov — Anton Pavlovich Chekhov was a Russian playwright and short story writer, who is considered to be among the greatest writers of short fiction in history.

His career as a playwright produced four classics and his best short stories are held in esteem by writers.

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Along with Henrik Ibsen and August Strindberg, Chekhov is often referred to as one of the frahcisco figures in the birth of early modernism in the theatre. Chekhov practiced as a medical doctor throughout most of his career, Medicine is my lawful wife, he once said. These four works present a challenge to the ensemble as well as to audiences, because in place of conventional action Chekhov offers a theatre of mood.

Chekhov had at first written stories only for francksco gain, but as his artistic ambition frqncisco and he made no apologies for the difficulties this posed to readers, insisting that the role of an artist was to ask questions, pn to answer them. Anton Chekhov was born on the feast day of St. Anthony the Great 29 Januarythe third of six surviving children, in Taganrog, a port on the Sea of Azov in southern Russia.

His father, Pavel Yegorovich Chekhov, the son of a serf and his Ukrainian wife, were from the village Vilkhovatka near Kobeliaky.

A director of the choir, devout Orthodox Christian, and physically abusive father.

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Chekhovs mother, Yevgeniya, was an excellent storyteller who entertained the children with tales of her travels with her cloth-merchant pzn all over Russia and our talents we got from our father, Chekhov remembered, but our soul from our mother. Despotism and lying so mutilated our childhood that its sickening and frightening to think about it, remember the horror and disgust we felt in those times when Father threw a tantrum at dinner over too much salt in the soup and called Mother a fool.

Chekhov attended the Greek School in Taganrog and the Taganrog Gymnasium and he sang at the Greek Orthodox wan in Taganrog and rfancisco his fathers choirs. InChekhovs father was declared bankrupt after overextending his finances building a new house, to avoid debtors prison he fled to Moscow, where his two eldest sons, Alexander and Nikolay, were attending university. The family lived in poverty in Moscow, Chekhovs mother physically and emotionally broken by binin experience, Chekhov was left behind to sell the familys possessions and finish his education.


Chekhov remained in Taganrog for three years, boarding with a man called Selivanov who, like Lopakhin in The Cherry Orchard, had bailed out the family for the price of their house. Chekhov had to bunln for his own education, which he managed by private tutoring, catching and selling goldfinches and he sent every ruble he could spare to his family in Moscow, along with humorous letters to cheer them pann.

Chekhov also enjoyed a series of affairs, one with the wife of a teacher. InChekhov completed his schooling and joined his family in Moscow, Chekhov now assumed responsibility for the whole family.

Intelligentsia — The intelligentsia is a status class of educated people engaged in the complex mental labours that critique, guide, and lead in shaping the culture and politics of their society.

As a status class, the intelligentsia includes artists, teachers, and academics, writers, journalists, historically, the political role of the intelligentsia varies between being either a progressive influence or a regressive influence upon the development of their societies.

The intelligentsia status-class arose in the late 18th century, in Russian-controlled Poland, in practice, the status and social bunln of the intelligentsia varied by society. As people whose nunin placed them outside the places and functions of the town-and-country monarchic social-classes of the time. In s Russia, the writer Pyotr Boborykin made the term intelligentsiya popular, 20th century After the Invasion of Poland, by Nazi Germany and sab Soviet union, in occupied Poland each side proceeded to eliminate any possible resistance leader.

The concept of intelligentsia must not be confused with the notion of intellectuals. Originally composed of educated nobles, the intelligentsia became dominated by raznochintsy afterin The proportion of commoners increased from Similarly the number of periodicals increased from 15 in francksco periodical publications inthe third element were professionals hired by zemstva. By there were 47, of them, most were liberal radicals, in Russia, the Bolsheviks did not consider the status class of the intelligentsiya to be a true social class, as defined in Marxist philosophy.

As a status-class, the intelligentsia grow by recruiting members of the working class, hence, the intelligentsia merely are an ideological illusion, a class of lackeys frabcisco the bourgeoisie and the landowners.

The Russian Revolution of divided the intelligentsia and the classes of Tsarist Russia. The members of the Tsarist-era intelligentsia who remained in Bolshevik Russia were tentatively integrated to Soviet society, although the Bolsheviks recognised the managerial importance of the intelligentsia to the future of soviet Russia, they distrusted their ideological commitment to Marxist philosophy. The Soviet intelligentsiya arose from the commitment of the Communist bumin for the education of Russia.

In the late Soviet Union the term acquired a formal definition of mental and cultural workers.

There were subcategories of scientific-technical intelligentsia and creative intelligentsia, between and there was a massive increase in the number of engineering graduates, from 15, to overParis — Paris is the capital and most populous city of France. It has an area of square kilometres and a population of 2, in within its administrative limits, the agglomeration has grown well beyond the citys administrative limits.

By the ffancisco century, Paris was one of Europes major centres of finance, commerce, fashion, science, and the arts, and it retains that position still today. It is therefore the second largest metropolitan buunin in the Sab Union after London, the Metropole of Grand Paris was created incombining the commune and its nearest suburbs into a single area for economic and environmental co-operation.

The city is also a rail, highway, and air-transport hub served by two international airports, Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Paris-Orly. It is the second busiest metro system in Europe after Moscow Metro, notably, Paris Gare du Nord is the busiest railway station in the world outside of Japan, with millions passengers in InParis received The name Paris is derived from its inhabitants, the Celtic Parisii tribe.

Thus, though written the franciso, the name is not related to the Paris of Greek mythology. In the s, the boulevards and streets of A were illuminated by 56, gas lamps, since the late 19th century, Paris has also been known as Panam in French slang. Inhabitants are known in English as Parisians and in French as Parisiens and they are also pejoratively called Parigots. The Parisii, a sub-tribe of the Celtic Senones, inhabited the Paris area from around the middle of the 3rd century BC.

Leo Tolstoy — Count Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy, usually referred to in English as Leo Tolstoy, was a Russian writer who is regarded as one of the greatest authors of all time. Born to an aristocratic Russian family inhe is best known for the novels War and Peace and Anna Karenina, often cited as pinnacles francico realist fiction. He first achieved acclaim in his twenties with his semi-autobiographical trilogy, Childhood, Boyhood, and Youth.