Secaucus, New Jersey: Citadel Press, 1988. Steven Brower (cover design). Trade Paperback. New. 15 x 23 cm. 404 pp. Item #14295
Edited by Avram Yarmolinsky and Baroness Moura Budberg, with a new introduction by Frederick Ewen.
Maxim Gorky continues to be regarded as the revolutionary Russia's greatest literary representative. His extraordinary genius, born of the people and having experienced their suffering and their misery in his own person, enabled him to voice their grievances and aspirations for a better life as no academic could. His international fame is based on a tremendous literary output, including the powerful play "The Lower Depths," the 1905 Russian Revolution's monumental novel, "Mother," his vital autobiography, and, of course, his short stories. This edition of "Maxim Gorky's Collected Short Stories" includes his "Creatures That Once Were Men" and "Twenty-Six Men and a Girl" masterpieces as well as "Chelkash and My Fellow-Traveller" among many others. The collection is the best of the genius of Gorky.
For this edition, a penetrating new introduction was written by renowned scholar and author Frederic Ewen evaluating Gorky's place in the literary pantheon of the world.