Born Aleksey Maksimovich Peshkov On March In Nizhny Novgorod, Russia Later Renamed In His Honor Maxim Gorky Would Learn Early The Harsh Lessons Of Life He Spent His Early Childhood In Astrakhan Where His Father Worked As A Shipping Agent, But When The Boy Was Only Five Years Old, His Father Died, And He Was Sent To Live With His Maternal Grandparents This Was Not A Happy Time For The Young Gorky As Conditions Were Poor And Often Violent At The Age Of Eight, The Boy S Grandfather Forced Him To Quit School And Apprenticed Him To Several Tradesmen Including A Shoemaker And An Icon Painter Fortunately, Gorky Also Worked As A Dishwasher On A Volga Steamer Where A Friendly Cook Taught Him To Read, And Literature Soon Became His Passion At The Age Of Twelve, Gorky Ran Away From Home And Barely Survived, Half Starving, Moving From One Small Job To The Next He Was Often Beaten By His Employers And Seldom Had Enough To Eat The Bitterness Of These Early Experiences Led Him To Choose The Name Maxim Gorky Which Means The Bitter One As His Pseudonym
, was a Soviet author, a founder of the socialist realism literary method and a political activist.He was also a five time nominee for the Nobel Prize in Literature.From 1906 to 1913 and from 1921 to 1929 he lived abroad, mostly in Capri, Italy after his return to the Soviet Union he accepted the cultural policies of the time.
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