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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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
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A wonderful story. sort of a Russian Grapes of Wrath, except it portrays people a little bit higher than laborers, a little bit higher than people who work in the soil. These people can read and write ... Read full review