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    Maxim Gorky Autograph Note Signed. One page of a bifolium, 6" x 8", Russia; January 18, 1928. The note contains three lines with signature in Russian, untranslated.

    Maxim Gorky (1868-1936), born Aleksei Maksimovich Peshkov, was a Russian author. The founder of the socialist realism literary method, Gorky was also a fervent political activist. From 1906 to 1913, Gorky lived on the island of Capri, partly for health reasons and partly to escape the increasingly repressive atmosphere in Russia. An amnesty granted on the 300th anniversary of the Romanov dynasty allowed Gorky to return to Russia in 1913. He continued his social criticism, mentoring other writers from the common people, and writing a series of important cultural memoirs, including the first part of his autobiography. Gorky remained in Russia until 1921, left, and returned again in 1932.

    Condition: Smoothed mailing folds. Pencil notation to bottom right corner on front and in three places on back.


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