Twenty-Six and One
BY MAXIME GORKY
There were twenty-six of us—twenty-six
living machines, locked up in a damp cellar, where
we patted dough from morning till night, making biscuits
The cultural and political activities of the Russian author Maxim Gorky (1868-1936) made him known in the Soviet Union as the greatest Russian literary figure of the 20th century.Maxim Gorky, whose re...
Maksim Gor'ky initially achieved renown as a short-story writer and went on to become a prominent novelist, dramatist, and memoirist. During his career, which straddled the final decades of the old Ru...