New Gorky

I just got this addition to the designy, 1980s edition of Gorky’s works.  Volume 7, My Apprenticeship, My Universities.  Progress Publishers, 1981.  This book is part of this series.

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Collected Gorky 2

Collected Gorky, Incomplete, Progress Publishers This collection, published from 1978 to 1982, is essentially a redesigned version of the Foreign Language Publishing House edition.  Expertly redesigned, I think, by Igor Kravtsov. This series consists of: Selected Stories Foma Gordeyev Mother Plays The Life of Matvei Kozhemyakin Tales of Italy. Childhood My Apprenticeship. My Universities The […]

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Collected Gorky 1

Collected Gorky, Foreign Language Publishing House Alexei Maximovich Peshkov, 1868 – 1936, known to the world as Maxim Gorky, was proclaimed by the Stalinist literary establishment as the father of Socialist Realism.  Fittingly they made a posh set of his collected works.  Here‘s his biography on These are nice books, designed in a very serious, […]

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USSR in Construction, No 1, 1935

The ‘Maxim Gorki’ Agitational Air Squadron I read somewhere that this issue of the magazine shipped with some kind of aluminum decoration, I’m unclear on what that means, but there’s no aluminum with my copy.  Regardless this is a great cover, very graphic. A nice cut-away diagram. In the centre is People’s Commissar of Defense […]

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