«In the Newspapers There is Block, Block, Block…» I.A. Bunin’s reaction to the Death of A.A. Block

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Anton V. Bakuntsev

PhD in Philology, Associate Professor at the Chair of Editing, Publishing and Informatics, Faculty of Journalism, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia

e-mail: auctor@list.ru

Section: History of Journalism

In the article we examine I.A. Bunin’s “note" “The Music” (1921) which has been still unknown. This “note" was written under the impression of A.A. Block’s death. Bunin's attitude towards Block in the “note" absolutely contradicted what emigrant press was writing. Obviously this is the reason why “The Music” wasn’t published though it had to be printed in the newspaper “The Common Cause” (Paris). Now the manuscript of Bunin’s “note” is kept in VI. Burtsev’s personal fund in State Archives of Russian Federation.

Keywords: I A. Bunin, A.A. Block, “The Music”, the Revolution, the emigrant press