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2019 №11

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Anton Bakuntsev, PhD, associate professor, Moscow State University, Russia. E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


The article reveals the reasons for Ivan Nazhivin’s hatred of Ivan Bunin, which became evident in the mid 1930s. The anti-Bunin campaign launched by Nazhivin is presented as a multi-pass combination. Nazhivin discredited the luminary of émigré literature in personal correspondence with Maxim Gorky, Mark Aldanov, Mikhail Osorgin, Sergei Svatikov, in critical-journalistic works which were intended for print, but remained unpublished, as well as in the novel “The Non-Highly-Regarded” (Tianjin, 1935). The article is based on little-known materials from RGALI, GARF, RAL and the Library of International Modern Documentation (La bibliothèque de documentation internationale contemporaine, Paris — Nanterre).

Keywords: Ivan Nazhivin, Ivan Bunin, émigrés, harassment, correspondence, “The District Moncher”, “The Non-Highly-Regarded”.
For citation:

Bakuntsev Anton. “The most bitter black-hundredist and bullhead, he’s putrefied completely…”: Ivan Nazhivin on Ivan Bunin (1930s). Literary fact, 2019, no. 1(11), pp. 254–275. (In Russ.)

DOI 10.22455/2541-8297-2019-11-254-275


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