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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I LOVE MOTHER
I read "MOTHER" some 50 years ago-in URDU translation. It was complete book and the narrative rose like a tumultous, howling wind of change and developed into a crescendo. I can still feel the power of the love and affection the "MOTHER" reflected through its enduring message - for the love of the Motherland.
Alas this particular version, in English, is somewhat less in its impact, I think mainly due to its truncated and edited text.
This versiopn does not do justice to the original work which desrves a far higher degree of respect and honour than this abreviated translation.
Munir Ahmed - Coventry (UK