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Gorky : Five Plays - Maxim Gorky


Published: 1st August 2006
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Maxim Gorky (1868-1936) was hailed by Anton Chekhov as the voice of his time. These five plays offer a panoramic view of pre-revolutionary Russian life and are here given accurate playable translations by Jeremy Brooks and Kitty Hunter-Blair.

The Lower Depths: "It is a raw and indignant play, intermittently preachifying, bursting with talent, full of that combination of brutality and sentimentality which characterizes so much of Gorky's work."-Sunday Times

Summerfolk: "That volatility of mood that is the keynote of Russian drama ... the emotional fullness demanded by this rich, yeasty, madly neglected play."-Guardian

Children of the Sun: "These half-seeing, self-absorbed, troubled people are sharing a picnic on top of an anthill that runs ten miles deep and cannot explore anywhere but up ... 1917 must come."-New Statesman

Barbarians: "The effect is of richness, abundance, and unpredictability. The tone veers from the comic to the painful, the absurd to the ugly."-The Times

Enemies: "Gorky's play is a real discovery, the missing link between Chekhov and the Russian Revolution."-Observer

Maxim Gorky : A Chronology
The Lower Depthsp. 1
Summerfolkp. 93
Children of the Sunp. 213
Barbariansp. 325
Enemiesp. 433
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ISBN: 9780413181107
ISBN-10: 0413181103
Series: Methuen Drama World Classics
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 526
Published: 1st August 2006
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 19.81 x 12.7  x 3.3
Weight (kg): 0.56
Edition Number: 1