Maxim Gorky

Alexei Maximovich Peshkov (Russian 28 March 1868 – 18 June 1936), primarily known as Maxim (Maksim) Gorky, was a Russian and Soviet writer, a founder of the Socialist realism literary method and a political activist.

The Cemetery

In a town of the steppes where I found life exceedingly dull, the best and the brightest spot was the…

In A Mountain Defile

In a mountain defile near a little tributary of the Sunzha, there was being built a workman's barraque-- a low,…

On A River Steamer

The water of the river was smooth, and dull silver of tint. Also, so barely perceptible was the current that…

Nilushka

The timber-built town of Buev, a town which has several times been burnt to the ground, lies huddled upon a…

The Icebreaker

On a frozen river near a certain Russian town, a gang of seven carpenters were hastily repairing an icebreaker which…

A Woman

The wind is scudding over the steppe, and beating upon the rampart of the Caucasian heights until their backbone seems…

Gubin

The place where I first saw him was a tavern wherein, ensconced in the chimney-corner, and facing a table, he…

The Birth of a Man

The year was the year '92-- the year of leanness--the scene a spot between Sukhum and Otchenchiri, on the river…

One Autumn Night

Once in the autumn I happened to be in a very unpleasant and inconvenient position. In the town where I…