One remembers the extremely hot summer when the peat fields around Moscow were on fire. Even above a remote village near a former prison camp in the forest somewhere towards the Volga lies biting opaque smoke. Three Muscovites have been hired to save a rare fresco depicting St. Christopher with a dog’s head for the museum in the abandoned village church…For far too long, the three Muscovites have been thinking of everything as haunting images in the minds of the villagers, who are still socialized by the surveillance state Russia. But their enlightened intellectual view of the world breaks apart piece by piece in contact with this village community, which has degenerated from primitive primal fears to inhumanity.
Italian language rights for one of the most famous works by Ivan Bunin, his diary on the Russian Revolution, have been sold to Voland Edizioni.
Due to historical circumstances during and also after the Cold War, only recently the successors of Bunin’s relatives and rightful heirs could be traced completely and thus The Bunin Estate has now been legally reconstituted.
Wiedling Literary Agency is representing all works by Ivan Bunin worldwide with the exception of Russia and France.