Light Breathing by Bunin

Note: This episode contains light discussion of sexual assault throughout. 

Show Notes

This week, Matt and Cameron dig into Ivan Bunin’s popular short story “Light Breathing” to talk about narrative chronology, whether Bunin really is the emigree Gorky, and why exactly every Slavic literature class makes its students read this piece at least once. 

Major themes: Philosopher ships, respecting tomes, the emigree Gorky 

The music used in this episode was “Старое Кино / Staroye Kino,” by Перемотка / Peremotka. You can find more of their work on Bandcamp and Youtube

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