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Maxim Gorky

Author: Frixos ConstantineRoman PetrovskyT IovelaE RodinonvaAlan DobieAll authors
Publisher: [Moscow] : Gosteleradio ; West Long Branch, NJ : Distributed by Kultur International Films, [2006]
Series: Great Russian writers.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Writer, dramatist, and political activist Aleksey Maksimovich Peshkov is better known by his pen name, Maxim Gorky. The choice of Gorky (literally "bitter" in Russian) as pseudonym reflected his anger about life in Russia and a determination to speak the bitter truth. Gorky wrote incessantly, viewing literature as a moral and political act that could change the world. At the heart of all his work was a belief in the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Biography
Biographical (Nonfiction)
Named Person: Maksim Gorky; Maksim Gorky; Maksim Gorky
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Frixos Constantine; Roman Petrovsky; T Iovela; E Rodinonva; Alan Dobie; Anna Massey; Poseidon Films.; Gosudarstvennyĭ komitet SSSR po televidenii︠u︡ i radioveshchanii︠u︡.; Channel Four (Great Britain); Kultur International Films.
ISBN: 0769782019 9780769782010
OCLC Number: 166931076
Credits: English dramatization, Peter Miller ; editor, Jonathan Miller ; music, N. Vinogradskaia.
Performer(s): Narrators, Alan Dobie, Anna Massey.
Event notes: Filmed on location in Russia.
Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 30 min.) : sound, color and black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; Region 0 (All), NTSC; Dolby Digital 2.0; 4:3 full screen presentation.
Contents: Opening --
Return to Moscow --
Early years --
Friendship with Chekhov --
Russian revolution --
Life in Capri --
Relationship with Lenin --
Last years.
Series Title: Great Russian writers.
Responsibility: a Poseidon Films and Gosteleradio co-production for Channel Four ; producer, Roman Petrovsky ; executive producer, Frixos Constantine ; director, I. Kalinina ; writer, T. Yanson.

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Writer, dramatist, and political activist Aleksey Maksimovich Peshkov is better known by his pen name, Maxim Gorky. The choice of Gorky (literally "bitter" in Russian) as pseudonym reflected his anger about life in Russia and a determination to speak the bitter truth. Gorky wrote incessantly, viewing literature as a moral and political act that could change the world. At the heart of all his work was a belief in the inherent worth of the human person, but he struggled to resolve his contradictory feelings of faith and skepticism, love of life and disgust at the vulgarity and pettiness of the human world.

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