The Village Paperback
by Ivan Bunin
The Village, Ivan Bunin's first full-length novel, is a bleak and uncompromising portrayal of rural life in south-west Russia.
Set at the time of the 1905 Revolution and centring on episodes in the lives of a landowner and his self-educated peasant brother, the book follows characters sunk so far below the average of intelligence as to be scarcely human.
A triumph of bitter realism, Bunin's cruel, lyrical prose reveals the pettiness, violence and ignorance of life on the land, foreshadowing the turbulences of Russia in the twentieth century.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 176 pages
- Publisher: Alma Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 22/11/2012
- Category: Classic fiction (pre c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781847492838