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Gorky, Maxim, (Alexei Maximovitch Pieshkov)free

Born Nijni Novgorod, 14 March 1868; died 18 June 1936

Russian novelist


Was successively a painter of ikons, peddler of kvass, scullery-boy, gardener, watchman, and baker’s apprentice; visited United States, 1906


Chelkash; Song of the Falcon; Song of the Petrel; The Orloff Couple and Malva; Twenty-six and One; Foma Gordyeeff; Makar Choudra; Troye; About the Devil; More about the Devil; The Reader; The Night Lodgings, Drama; The Spy, a volume of short stories; Reminiscences of my Youth; The Outcasts, 1902; Three Men, 1902; Comrades, 1907; My Childhood, 1915; In the World, 1917; Reminiscences of L. N. Tolstoy, 1920; A Sky-Blue Life, and other Stories, 1921; Fragments from my Diary, 1924; The Artamonoff Family, 1926; Bystander, 1930; The Magnet, 1931; Other Fires, 1933; On Guard for the Soviet Union, 1933