Elements of fire /light in the Eastern lyrics of Ivan Bunin


The article discusses the elements of fire/light in Bunin’s poetry, which genetically goes back to Eastern mysticism. This provides an opportunity to speak about the uniqueness of meaning and artistic content of the cycle within the framework of the structural and semantic analysis. Bunin’s Eastern lyrics has a much broader meaning than the term “oriental poetry”. The responsiveness and sensitivity of the poet to everything eastern is an inherent feature of Russian intellectuals.

Key words: 

Ivan Bunin, elements of fire / light, mysticism, the Koran, sensitivity, responsiveness.

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