About the author:
Maksim A. Frolov, PhD in Philology, Senior Researcher, A.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Povarskaya 25 a, 121069 Moscow, Russia.
ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9694-6583
The research was carried out at the Gorky Institute of World Literature of the Russian Academy of Sciences with the financial support of the Russian Science Foundation (project No. 17-18-01410-P “Academic Bunin. Source studies, textual criticism, methodology”).
Letters (in extracts and in full) by Vera Nikolaevna Muromtseva-Bunina to M.F. Andreeva, N.S. Klestov-Angarsky, P.A. Nilus, A.P. Shpolyansky (Don Aminado) written by her in the period from 1913 to 1935 and deposited in the funds of addressees in the RGALI and Department of manuscripts of the RSL are introduced into scientific circulation. These letters can add to our understanding of the certain episodes in the biography of Vera and Ivan Bunin, tell about the fate of people from their inner circle, adding additional details to the known picture of events and destinies. Moreover, one can note an increased interest in the personality and heritage of Bunina, as well as in her diaries, memoirs and correspondence, articles and publications devoted to her biography appear in the press. The letters contain lively responses and reactions, so that their emotional component is no less significant than the content component, since it characterizes the author’s personality to a greater extent than many other sources.