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.Read more "New Gorky"
Here’s volume two, from 1947. I have read in a number of histories of the Soviet Union that this volume was never published. Clearly not true. The implication was that Stalin’s purge of Old Bolsheviks and the consequent rewriting of history was too all-encompassing for even a book written by Stalin himself to keep up. […]Read more "History of the Civil War in the USSR, Volume 2"
This is one of the best know collectible albums made by Soviet publishers. From the Cooperative Publishing Society of Foreign Workers in the USSR, 1937, this is a translation and reformatting of the seminal Stalinist text, of the same name, published in Russian. The Authors of this volume are: M. Gorky, V. Molotov, K. Voroshilov, […]Read more "History of the Civil War in the USSR, Volume 1"
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 […]Read more "Collected Gorky 2"
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 SovLit.com. These are nice books, designed in a very serious, […]Read more "Collected Gorky 1"
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 […]Read more "USSR in Construction, No 1, 1935"