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Maxim Gorki

Russian and Soviet writer

1868   -   1936

country of citizenship: Russian Empire, Soviet Union
native language: Russian
occupation: writer, playwright, novelist, autobiographer, diarist, journalist, poet, dramaturge, opinion journalist
award received: Order of Lenin

Alexei Maximovich Peshkov (Russian: Алексе́й Макси́мович Пешко́в or Пе́шков; 28 March [O.S. 16 March] 1868 – 18 June 1936), primarily known as Maxim Gorky (Russian: Макси́м Го́рький), was a Russian and Soviet writer, a founder of the socialist realism literary method, and a political activist. He was also a five-time nominee for the Nobel Prize in Literature. Around fifteen years before success as a writer, he frequently changed jobs and roamed across the Russian Empire; these experiences would later influence his writing. Gorky's most famous works were The Lower Depths (1902), Twenty-six Men and a Girl (1899), The Song of the Stormy Petrel (1901), My Childhood (1913-1914), Mother (1906), Summerfolk (1904) and Children of the Sun (1905). He had an association with fellow Russian writers Leo Tolstoy and Anton Chekhov; Gorky would later mention them in his memoirs. Gorky was active with the emerging Marxist social-democratic movement. He publicly opposed the Tsarist regime, and for a time closely associated himself with Vladimir Lenin and Alexander Bogdanov's Bolshevik wing of the party, but later became a bitter critic of Lenin as an overly ambitious, cruel and power-hungry potentate who tolerated no challenge to his authority. For a significant part of his life, he was exiled from Russia and later the Soviet Union. In 1932, he returned to the USSR on Joseph Stalin's personal invitation and lived there until his death in June 1936.
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short story written by the Russian writer Maxim Gorky

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The Mother


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Foma Gordejew

literary work

author: Maxim Gorki

Макар Чудра

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author: Maxim Gorki



short story by Maxim Gorky

author: Maxim Gorki


Varen'ka Olesova

book by Maksim Gorki

author: Maxim Gorki


Vassa Zheleznova

1910 play by Maxim Gorki

author: Maxim Gorki



play by Maxim Gorky

author: Maxim Gorki

Children of the Sun

1905 play written by Maxim Gorky

author: Maxim Gorki


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