Russian literature, which for half a century has abounded in happy surprises, has again made manifest its wonderful power of innovation. A tramp, Maxime Gorky, lacking in all systematic training, has suddenly forced his way into its sacred domain, and brought thither the fresh spontaneity of his thoughts and character. Nothing as individual or as new has been produced since the first novels of Tolstoy. His work owes nothing to its predecessors; it stands apart and alone. It, therefore, obtains more than an artistic success, it causes a real revolution.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-04-01 - Publisher: The Floating Press
Born into harsh poverty and orphaned at a young age, Russian writer Maxim Gorky learned to fend for himself early on, often surviving on the meager wages provided by menial jobs such as that of a baker's apprentice, an experience brought to life in the title story of this fine
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002-06 - Publisher: The Minerva Group, Inc.
This collection includes essays on the following topics and novelists: Russian National Character, Gogol, Turgenev, Dostoevski, Tolstoi, Gorki, Chekhov, Artsybashev, Andreev, Kuprin's Picture of Garrison Life, and a list of publications of the various novelists. William Lyon Phelps was the Lampson Professor of English Literature at Yale University