Mother

eBook: Mother

Sprache - Englisch

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Mother is considered to be the only long work of Gorky on the Russian revolutionary movement and remains his best known work. He wrote the novel on a trip to the United States in 1906. The political agenda behind the novel was clear. In 1905, after the defeat of Russian's first revolution, Gorky tried to raise the spirit of the proletarian movement by conveying the political agenda among the readers through his work. Gorky was personally connected to the novel as it is based on real life events, revolving around Anna Zalomova and her son Piotr Zalomov. Gorky, being a distant relative of Anna Zalomova who visited Gorky's family when he was a child, had a deeper connection to the story.


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Maxim Gorky, a pseudonym for Alexei Maximovich Peshkov, stands as one of Russia's most renowned and influential authors, whose literary career began in the tumultuous era of the early 20th century. Born on March 28, 1868, in Nizhny Novgorod, Gorky rose from a poverty-stricken childhood to become a leading figure in Russian literature, known for his unique blend of realism and romanticism, often termed as 'romantic socialism.' His writings frequently depicted the harsh realities of Russian life during a period of great social and political unrest, providing a voice to the lower classes and the proletariat. Gorky's involvement with the Bolsheviks, particularly his relationship with Lenin, further colored his works with revolutionary fervor and socialist ideology. One of his most celebrated novels, 'Mother' (1906), epitomizes his literary approach by narrating the journey of a working-class woman's transformation into a revolutionary, thus becoming a seminal text for socialist realist literature. Gorky's influence on literary circles extended beyond his writings, as he mentored other Russian literary giants, such as Anton Chekhov and Vladimir Lenin. His prolific output, including plays, novels, short stories, and essays, continues to be studied for their profound social commentary and contribution to Russian and world literature. Gorky's legacy endures in the breadth of his works and his unyielding commitment to the portrayal of the human condition within the framework of political struggle and transformation.

Produkt Details

Verlag: DigiCat

Genre: Sprache - Englisch

Sprache: English

Umfang: 311 Seiten

Größe: 793,2 KB

ISBN: 8596547715481

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