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Chelkash and Other Stories

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ISBN-10: 0486406520

ISBN-13: 9780486406527

Edition: 1999 (Unabridged)

Authors: Maxim Gorky

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Three short stories from the great Russian writer, including the title story, in which a thieving vagrant takes on a young, unwilling apprentice; "Twenty-six Men and A Girl," widely regarded as Gorky’s best short story, which describes how a wretched crew of bakery workers destroy their only source of joy; and the ill-fated romance, "Makar Chudra."
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Book details

List price: $2.50
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Dover Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/29/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 64
Size: 5.20" wide x 8.27" long x 0.16" tall
Weight: 0.110
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…