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...

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