About the author:
Anna V. Lushenkova Foscolo, PhD in Philology, Associate Professor, University Lyon 3 Jean Moulin, Researcher at MARGE (E.A. 3712), 1С avenue des Frères Lumière, CS 78242, 69372 Lyon CEDEX 08, France.
ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0968-1669
The paper is concerned with contacts between Ivan Bunin and David Herbert Lawrence by means of their literary works. Two key points are to be distinguished first: D.H. Lawrence took part in the translation into English of Bunin’s short story “The Gentleman from San Francisco” in 1922; second, in 1941, both Ivan Bunin and Mark Aldanov mentioned the last novel by Lawrence, “Lady Chatterley’s Lover”, in connection with Bunin’s cycle of short stories, “The Dark Alleys”. This last point has received little comment. Neither of these two facts has been approached altogether in order to investigate the possible traces of these “circular” mutual readings in the works of the two writers. The article shows that their literary works testify of some cases of the intertextual nature. It analyses the echoes of Bunin’s short story “The Gentleman from San Francisco” in Lawrence’s novel “Lady Chatterley’s Lover”.