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The critically acclaimed biographer of Russian rulers and writers has now written a masterful work about the author whose novels, plays and memoirs depicted the working-class life in the pre-revolutionary and post-revolutionary eras. 16 pages of photos.
Unknown Binding, 260 pages
Published December 31st 1986 by Flammarion-Pere Castor (first published January 8th 1986)
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May 15, 2014 Eugene rated it really liked it
Having read a lot of Henri Troyat bios, this one does not disappoint either, short and to the point reaffirming the notion of Gorki being a tool and a puppet. He did try to do the right things at times but forces he was fighting against where stronger than anyone that would stand on its way.
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Gorky by Troyat was another enjoyable read. Did learn a lot of unknown facts about him .Anybody interested in Groky's works should read this book. Highly recommend it for two reasons, 1.Henri Troyat's thorough research as always makes the read very enjoyable , 2.You get to know about a greatest writer. If you have not read Mother by Gorky.. It is a must to read
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He was from a poor family ad had to fend for himself from a young age. A grandmother fed his literary spirit. In the political turmoil he had no faith in the peasants, unlike Tolstoy, but in the workers. He was a favorite of Stalin's, and overlooked or rationalized Stalin's horrors.
Mar 04, 2013 Jim rated it really liked it
What a life. The book is second-rate, but full of information about the period and about Gorky. Although it skims the surface,without the depth or detail of a complete biography, it's what I wanted.
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He was a french author, biographer, historian and novelist.

Troyat was born Levon Aslan Torossian in Moscow to parents of Armenian descent. His family fled Russia in anticipation of revolution. After a long exodus taking them to the Caucasus on to Crimea and later by sea to Constantinople and then Venice, the family finally settled in Paris in 1920, where young Troyat was schooled and later earned
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