Books: Smoldering Youth

Smouldering Youth

BYSTANDER—Maxim Gorki—Cape & Smith ($3).

Author Maxim Gorki is famed in Europe: in the last three years 2,000,000 copies of his books have been sold in Russia alone. He is little known in the U. S. Says he: Bystander is his magnum opus.

Sympathetic with the revolutionists but not an active revolutionist himself, Author Gorki has written not propaganda but a chronicle of the Russian intellectuals. The scene is laid in Russia of some 30 years back; the story ends at the time of the late Tsar's coronation. Hero Clim Samghin is a...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!