Maxim Gorky


Born
in Nizhny Novgorod, Russian Empire
March 28, 1868

Died
June 18, 1936

Genre

Influences


Aleksey Maximovich Peshkov (Russian: Алексей Максимович Пешков, better known as Maxim Gorky, Russian: Максим Горький), was a Soviet author, a founder of the socialist realism literary method and a political activist.He was also a five-time nominee for the Nobel Prize in Literature.

From 1906 to 1913 and from 1921 to 1929 he lived abroad, mostly in Capri, Italy; after his return to the Soviet Union he accepted the cultural policies of the time.

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“Happiness always looks small while you hold it in your hands, but let it go, and you learn at once how big and precious it is.”
Maxim Gorky, The Lower Depths and Other Plays

“Keep reading books, but remember that a book’s only a book, and you should learn to think for yourself.”
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“When everything is easy one quickly gets stupid.”
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