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Gorky, Maxim (also Maxim Gorki; pseudonym of Alexei Peshkov)

Born: 1868 AD
Died: 1936 AD, at 68 years of age.

Nationality: Unknown
Categories: Novelists, Playwrights


Russian realist author


wrote play "The Lower Depths" 1902, novel "Mother" 1907, autobiographical trilogy "Childhood", "In the World", "My Universities" 1913-1923


Page last updated: 3:22am, 25th Jul '06

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