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Untimely Thoughts: Essays on Revolution, Culture, and the Bolsheviks, 1917-1918

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One of the most renowned Soviet writers of the twentieth century, Maxim Gorky was an early supporter of the Bolsheviks who became disillusioned with the turn of events after the 1917 revolution. This brilliant and controversial book is a collection of the critical articles Gorky wrote that describe the Russian national character, condemn the Bolshevik methods of government ...more
Paperback, 300 pages
Published March 20th 1995 by Yale University Press (first published 1918)
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ارزش‌های عمومی اخلاقی را بین انسان‌ها مشترک می‌داند و حتی سوسیالیسم را مکتبی اخلاقی می‌شمرد. مبارزه در راه آزادی طبقه کارگر را یک عمل اخلاقی می‌داند و برای عدالت ارزشی درونی قائل است. برای انقلاب بولشویکی هم اهداف و وظایف اخلاقی قائل است. در مقاله‌ای بعد از انقلاب در شماره 18 روزنامه زندگی جدید می‌نویسد: «باید یکی از اولین هدف‌های دوره ما بیدار کردن تأثرات اخلاقی و زیباشناسی در کنار تأثرات سیاسی در ملت باشد. » همیشه قبل و بعد از انقلاب، علاقه خاصی به تولستوی (که اخلاق‌گراترین نویسنده جهان است)
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Olga
Певец революции на самом деле был певцом культуры и просвещения, что актуально как никогда
Kirill Kazakov
Очень не понравился слог автора. Язык бедный.
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Aug 22, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: history, russia
Maxim Gorky was a socialist and celebrated author. Gorky's 1917-1918 newspaper during the Russian revolution was suppressed by the Bolsheviks for the sharp things he had to say about their actions, including this passage written just days after Lenin's October coup d'etat:

"Lenin, Trotsky, and their companions have already become poisoned with the filthy venom of power, and this is evidenced by their shameful attitude toward freedom of speech, the individual, and... those rights for the triumph o
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May 14, 2013 rated it liked it
Some boring stuff and some interesting stuff. Notable would be going out of his way to criticize anti-Semites of the time and his ideas regarding the need for cultural change before political change.
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