Bunin, Ivan Alekseievich

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Bunin, Ivan Alekseievich (1870–1953) Russian writer. He was opposed to the 1917 Revolution and emigrated to France. Influenced by Turgenev, his works lament the passing of the old Russian order. They include the novel The Village (1910) and the short story The Gentleman from San Francisco (1916). In 1933 he became the first Russian to be awarded the Nobel Prize in literature.