History of family life Bunin Faith

• History of Family Life Faith Bunin

History of family life Bunin Faith

In 1933, Ivan Bunin won the Nobel Prize for Literature. In many ways, he was obliged this to his wife, Vera Muromtseva, which is called the ideal writing his wife, all the conditions for realization of creative husband. However, at the awards ceremony with him was not only she, but her young rival, poet Galina Kuznetsova. For many years Vera Bunin put up with her presence in their house, knowing full well the absurdity and drama of the situation. But she had my reasons ...

Muromtseva Vera became the third wife of the writer. At that time he was 36 years old, she - 10 years less. Calm, judicious and balanced faith was not like any one of those women who are fond of Bunin before.

History of family life Bunin Faith

Vera Bunin (Muromtseva).

Her reticence many seem cold and detached, but in fact it was dictated by the education - Faith grew up in an aristocratic family and received a good education.

In her confession, she "never wanted to link their lives with the writer. While almost all of the writers were told that they have eternal novels and some several wives. "

History of family life Bunin Faith

The writer, a source of inspiration for which often served as a personal drama.

They met in 1906, and the following year went along on a trip to Eastern countries - Egypt, Syria, and Palestine. With this trip, and began their life together, although they officially became husband and wife only in 1922 Their early years were happy and serene - Bunin wrote a great deal, it is always there, at the same time being able to be inconspicuous.

History of family life Bunin Faith

Vera and Ivan Bunin.

Fall and winter of 1917-1918. Bunin held in Moscow, where "past their windows along the Cook thundering cannon", and in the spring went to Odessa. the writer did not accept the revolutionary events, and six months later they went to Constantinople, and then - in Paris.

Bunin said Vera Nikolayevna, that "he can not live in a new world that he belongs to the old world, the world of Goncharov, Tolstoy, Moscow, St. Petersburg; that poetry is just there, and he does not catch it "in the new world. More at home, he did not come back ever.

History of family life Bunin Faith

Vera and Ivan Bunin.

Bunin settled in Grasse, southern France. Only here, after 16 years of marriage, they finally got married. However, their relationship has come a marked cooling. A 1927 outbreak of the drama, which had disastrous consequences for all involved.

Bunin met with poetess Galina Kuznetsova, who was younger than his 30 years, and had a crush. The girl said to him in return, left her husband and settled in the house of the writer. Bunin then told his wife: "Galya - my student. I'm going to teach her to write poetry. "

History of family life Bunin Faith

Galina Kuznetsova, 1934 and 1931.

Vera knew very well what kind of relationship bind her husband with Galina Kuznetsova. But she also knew that Bunin can not leave herself and go without her silent participation, care, and friendly support. Therefore faith did as in her situation would have hardly behaved any woman: she hospitably took in his house a young rival and moved next to her under the same roof.

This strange alliance lasted 7 years. In 1929 Bunin Vera wrote in her diary: "I suddenly realized that I have no right to interfere with love Jan, whom he wants ... If only this love was his sweet at heart."

History of family life Bunin Faith

The writer, a source of inspiration for which often served as a personal drama.

The emigre environment, this scandalous situation caused a lot of rumors. Bunin many accused of immorality and insanity. Some reproached Vera Nikolayevna, for being allowed to do so with you and put up with this state of affairs. Units can understand her and admired her behavior.

So, Marina Tsvetaeva wrote: "Faith endured - and accepted. Her judge, I admire. Bunin without her, Faith can not - then remained: was admitted as a mother ... ". the writer himself to the question of whether he loves his wife, replied: "Faith Love? It's like love his arm or leg. " A creative needs were very different feelings.

History of family life Bunin Faith

Bunin, G. Kuznetsova, V. Bunin, Leonid Zuroff. Grass 1932.

The atmosphere in the house was very unhealthy: all all know, but observe decorum. And so it lasted as long as Galina did not go away from the writer ... for another woman. Her heart was captivated opera singer Marga Stepun, and their relationship had gone so far that they have decided to live together. And because no money, no housing they had, they settled in the house Bunin. Since then, the lives of all the inhabitants of this house has turned into a living hell. The love triangle became a polygon. In addition, since 1929 in the house of the writer lived Bunin emigre Leonid Zuroff. He was hopelessly in love with Vera Nikolayevna, she sees him as her son, because of what he has repeatedly tried to commit suicide.

Bunin went mad with jealousy and was on the verge of insanity, but it was then that he created a wonderful series of stories "Dark Alleys".

History of family life Bunin Faith

On the left - Galina Kuznetsova, Ivan Bunin and Vera Muromtseva. Right - Ivan Bunin, Marga Stepun Leonid Zuroff, Galina Kuznetsova (seated).

Marga and Galya left Grasse until 1942 Balance of life they spent together in the United States and Europe. And Vera still faithfully and tenderly cared for her aged husband. She stayed with him until his death in 1953, and once wrote in his diary:

"Yang told the third day, he did not know how to survive, if I die before him ..." And she added: "Oh, how strange the human soul."

She survived her husband for 8 years and never ceased to love him until the last days.

History of family life Bunin Faith

Ivan Bunin and his wife Vera

History of family life Bunin Faith

This event is dedicated to the film A. Master * * His Wife's Diary 2000