Finished reading "Cursed Days: A Diary of Revolution" by Ivan Bunin (1870-1953).
In 1933 Bunin became the first Russian to win the Nobel Prize in Literature.
This diary, which he kept in Moscow and Odessa in 1918 and 1919, reflects events in the aftermath of the 1917 Russian Revolution.
Not being a supporter of revolutionary leader Lenin and his Bolshevik cause, Bunin was forced to flee his homeland. He settled in France until his death.
Without question, Bunin was a master fiction writer in the realist tradition.