1907. Maxim Gorky, pseudonym of Alexei Maksimovich Peshkov, Soviet novelist, playwright and essayist, who was a founder of social realism. Although known principally as a writer, he was closely associated with the tumultuous revolutionary period of his own country. The Mother, one of his best-known works, is the story of the radicalization of an uneducated woman that was later taken as a model for the Socialist Realist novel, and his autobiographical masterpiece Childhood. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - RajivC - LibraryThing
I quite like the book, because of the way in which he writes about the events of the small town, and how The Mother gets drawn into the revolution, and spreading pamphlets on the truth, as they call ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - john257hopper - LibraryThing
This has the distinction of being the only major Russian literary work written in the USA, being written when the author was in exile there in 1906. It is a tale of the purity of the revolutionary ... Read full review