Maxim Gorky

Alexei Maximovich Peshkov (1868–1936), primarily known as Maxim Gorky, was a Russian and Soviet writer, a founder of the socialist realism literary method, and a political activist. He was also a five-time nominee for the Nobel Prize in Literature. Gorky's works include: The Lower Depths (1902), Twenty-six Men and a Girl (1899), The Song of the Stormy Petrel (1901), My Childhood (1913–1914), Mother (1906), Summerfolk (1904) and Children of the Sun (1905).

A Chekhovian family drama, first staged in Russia in 1905.
Gorky's magnificent play about the Russian bourgeois social class and the changes occurring around them in the middle...