My Childhood

My Childhood

Author:   Maxim Gorky
Publisher:   Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN:  

9780241261958


Pages:   272
Publication Date:   26 May 2016
Format:   Paperback
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(LARGE PRINT EDITION) 1926. 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. My Childhood, the first volume of Gorky's autobiographical trilogy, was in part an act of exorcism. It describes a life begun in the raw, remembered with extraordinary charm and poignancy and without bitterness. Of all Gorky's books this is the one that made him the father of Russian literature. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.

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Author:   Maxim Gorky
Publisher:   Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint:   Penguin Classics
Dimensions:   Width: 11.10cm , Height: 1.60cm , Length: 18.10cm
Weight:   0.159kg
ISBN:  

9780241261958


ISBN 10:   0241261953
Pages:   272
Publication Date:   26 May 2016
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
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Maxim Gorky was born in 1868 in Nizhny Novgorod. After a grim childhood and some years of wandering he began to write stories and by his thirties had become famous both for fiction and plays. He became involved in revolutionary activity against the tsarist regime in Russia and had a confused, difficult relationship with the Soviet dictatorship, partly living abroad and yet becoming the USSR's most feted and widely read author. He died in 1936 under suspicious circumstances and Stalin and Molotov were among the bearers of his coffin.

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