For the last twenty years Leonid Andreyev and Maxim
Gorky have by turns occupied the centre of the stage
of Russian literature. Prophetic vision is no
longer required for an estimat...
One contemporary called him the most popular and most discussed writer after Leo Tolstoy. Another peer--Kornei Ivanovich Chukovsky--identified him as the "most modern of modern writers." Leonid Andree...