Gorky is regarded as the 'Father of Poor person's Literature'. He wrote
the toiling masses of the Russian society with emotional descriptions.
a novel, 'Mother' which is still considered a masterpiece in
novel 'Mother' has been translated into all the leading languages of
Gorky was born in
1868 in Russia. His real
name was Alexie Maximonich peshkov Gorky. He lost his father at the age
years. Gorky lived with his maternal grandparents. He was fond of
he became a compulsive reader. Gorky did a variety of jobs for his
He joined journalism for self-teaching and knowledge. Gorky took part
revolutionary activities and was arrested in 1889. Later on he was
wandered throughout Russia.
Gorky met a political exile, Kaliyazhnyi,
who urged him to write. He wrote a famous story 'Makar Chudra', which
published in a local daily. The story's publicity was an inspiring
Gorky. Thereafter, he never looked at his past and became a committed
Gorky's writings, we find the moving details
of the cruelties and injustices to which the people of Russia were
in the pre-revolutionary days.