Maxim Gorky — Through Russia, & Twenty-six and One and Other Stories

Maxim Gorky — Through Russia, & Twenty-six and One and Other Stories

by Maxim Gorky
     
 
This edition includes two complete books:
Through Russia
Twenty-six and One and Other Stories

Overview

This edition includes two complete books:
Through Russia
Twenty-six and One and Other Stories

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940012897282
Publisher:
Omnibus Select
Publication date:
06/23/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
492 KB

Meet the Author

Aleksey Maximovich Peshkov (1868 – 1936), also known as Maxim Gorky, was a Russian, Soviet author, a founder of the socialist realism literary method and a political activist. Gorky was born in Nizhny Novgorod.

As a journalist working for provincial newspapers, he wrote under the pseudonym Jehudiel Khlamida. The name is suggestive of "cloak-and-dagger" by the similarity to the Greek chlamys, "cloak"). He began using the pseudonym Gorky (literally "bitter") in 1892, while working in Tiflis for the newspaper The Caucasus. The name reflected his simmering anger about life in Russia and a determination to speak the bitter truth.

Gorky wrote incessantly, viewing literature less as an aesthetic practice (though he worked hard on style and form) than as a moral and political act that could change the world. He described the lives of people in the lowest strata and on the margins of society, revealing their hardships, humiliations, and brutalization, but also their inward spark of humanity." --Wikipedia

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