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Stories of the Steppe
Stories of the Steppe
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Author(s): Gorky, Maxim
ISBN No.: 9781410205728
Pages: 60
Year: 200306
Format: Trade Paper
Price: £15.54
Dispatch delay: Dispatched between 7 to 15 days
Status: Available (Active record)

Maxim Gorky, the bitter Voice of Russia, can tell fairy tales whose coloring has all the richness of oriental twilights and whose cadences are garlands woven of sea-spray and wind-blossoms. His stories of the steppe are not propagandistic, and with the exception of the powerful tale "Because of Monotony, " they are not sordid pictures of realistic misery, but they are sweet fairy lullabies that the gods must sing to the baby angels when they are sad and weary with their contemplation of human sorrows. These tales are filled with longing, and throughout that longing there is a thread of red fire that at times bursts forth into a flaming prophecy of hope. The Stories of the Steppe are among his most wonderful visions.


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