Ivan Alekseevich Bunin

Ivan Alekseevich Bunin (1870-1953), although relatively unknown in the West, is among Russia’s most important writers of the twentieth century. He received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1933, and his works remain popular classics in Russia today. “Raven” first appeared in Dark Avenues, Bunin’s last story collection, published in 1943. Graham Hettlinger holds an MFA in poetry writing from the University of Virginia and an MA in Russian literature from Ohio State University.