Maxim Gorky; Maksim Gorky Mother

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1907. Maxim Gorky, pseudonym of Alexei Maksimovich Peshkov, Soviet novelist, playwright and essayist, who was a founder of social realism. Although known principally as a writer, he was closely associated with the tumultuous revolutionary period of his own country. The Mother, one of his best-known works, is the story of the radicalization of an uneducated woman that was later taken as a model for the Socialist Realist novel, and his autobiographical masterpiece Childhood. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.

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Dark, invigoratingly sardonic...Constance Congdon s MOTHER is as uncompromisingly savvy as it is bitingly funny.... MOTHER is an exhilarating blend of one of Chekhov s dysfunctional provincial families run through the wringer of Joe Orton s iconoclastic comedy. It s also Maxim Gorky through and through, providing a canny look at Gorky as a dramatic bridge between Chekhov and Brecht. Congdon s A MOTHER is adapted from Gorky s play VASSA ZHELEZNOVA.... MOTHER [is] as much an enlightening rediscovery as an exciting new play. Vassa, a kind of proto-Mother Courage, is the head of a family one generation removed from serfdom and facing a crisis. The husband with whom she s built a fairly successful peat-mining and tile-making business is dying upstairs. Without a will, all their possessions will pass to their two sons the uselessly self-pitying Pavel and the slothful, self-indulgent Semyon, a man who can no longer fit into any of his clothes except pajamas. Congdon s dialogue is crisp, her Gorky-derived characters captivating and her wit devilishly sharp. --Robert Hurwitt, San Francisco Chronicle

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Book Description Echo Library. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Paperback. 288 pages. Dimensions: 8.8in. x 6.0in. x 0.8in.Excerpt: . . . does she live Pg 256 Everywhere, he answered with a smile. Wherever a brave soul is needed, theres where youll find her. Also in this movement Yes, of course. He soon left to go to work, and the mother fell to thinking of that movement for which the people worked, day in, day out, calmly and resolutely. When confronting them she seemed to stand before a mountain looming in the dark. About noon a tall, well-built lady came. When the mother opened the door for her she threw a little yellow valise on the floor, and quickly seizing Vlasovas hand, asked: Are you the mother of Pavel Mikhaylovich Yes, I am, the mother replied, embarrassed by the ladys rich appearance. Thats the way I imagined you, said the lady, removing her hat in front of the mirror. We have been friends of Pavel Mikhaylovich a long time. He spoke about you often. Her voice was somewhat dull, and she spoke slowly; but her movements were quick and vigorous. Her large, limpid gray eyes smiled youthfully; on her temples, however, thin radiate wrinkles were already limned, and silver hairs glistened over her ears. Im hungry; can I have a cup of coffee Ill make it for you at once. The mother took down the coffee apparatus from the shelf and quietly asked: Did Pasha speak about me Yes, indeed, a great deal. The lady took out a little leather cigarette case, lighted a cigarette, and inquired: Youre extremely uneasy about him, arent you Pg 257 The mother smiled, watching the blue, quivering flame of the spirit lamp. Her embarrassment at the presence of the lady vanished in the depths of her joy. So he talks about me, my dear son! she thought. You asked me whether Im uneasy Of course, its not easy for me. But it would have been worse some time ago; now I know that hes not alone, and that even I am not alone. Looking into the ladys face, she asked: What is your name Sofya, the lady answered, and began to speak in a businesslike way. The. . . This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Bookseller Inventory # 9781406833263

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