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Lower Depths and Other Plays

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ISBN-10: 0300001002

ISBN-13: 9780300001006

Edition: N/A

Authors: Maxim Gorky, Alexander Bakshy, Paul S. Nathan

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List price: $26.00
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 9/10/1959
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 8.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Until the recent collapse of the Soviet state, Gorky was officially viewed as the greatest Russian writer of the twentieth century---an evaluation far above the true measure of his nevertheless considerable talent. Proclaimed the founder of socialist realism, he significantly influenced many Soviet writers, as well as others in Europe and in the developing world, and his works were for decades part of the Soviet school curriculum. His formal education was minimal. From the age of 11, he fended for himself with a variety of jobs. Self-taught, he published his first story, "Makar Chudra," in 1892. His first collection, Sketches and Stories (1898), is a romantic celebration of society's strong…