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A.M. Gorky Institute
of World Literature
of the Russian Academy of Sciences

IWL RAS Publishing

A.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature
of the Russian Academy of Sciences


Povarskaya 25a, 121069 Moscow, Russia



Types of publications

  • Classification – name: Literary studies
  • Format: Hardback
  • Dimensions: 60 х 90 1/16
  • Pages: 304 p.
  • Publisher: A.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature of the Russian Academy of Sciences (IWL RAS Publ.)
  • Rights – description: Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivatives 4.0 (СС BY-ND)
  • Rights – URL: Visit Website
  • Language of the publication: Russian
  • Type of document: Collection of articles
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  • ISBN: 978-5-9208-0724-3
  • Year of publication: 2023
  • Place of publication: Moscow
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  • Ex. editor: Oleg A. Kling
  • A.M. Gorky in Germany: the Writer and his Environment in the Socioсultural and Literary-Media Space. Ex. ed. Oleg A. Kling. Moscow, IWL RAS Publ., 2023. 304 p. (In Russian)

About ex.editor:

Oleg A. Kling, DSc in Philology, Professor, Head of the Department of Theory of Literature, Philological Faculty, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Leninskiye Gory, 1, 119991 Moscow, Russia; Leading Research Fellow, А.M. Gorky Institute of World Literature of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Povarskaya 25 а, 121069 Moscow, Russia.

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The collective monograph is devoted to the little-studied period of A.M. Gorky's life and creative work in Germany (1921–1923). The main authors are participants of the project Russian Science Foundation (No. 21-18-00131), as well as specially invited scientists and experts on the subject. The structure of the book reflects many aspects in the study of the heritage of the writer, whose authority in Germany was extremely high. This chronicles the life and work of Gorky, the publication of his works in Germany, Gorky and journalism, Gorky and German literature, Gorky and German theater, Gorky and German philosophy, the surroundings of Gorky in Germany, etc. The publication is intended for philologists, readers interested in Gorky's legacy, Russian literature, emigration and Russian-German cultural ties.

Chapter 1 
A.M. Gorky in the Socioсultural Space of Germany


A.M. Gorky’s Name on the Cultural Map of Germany (T.V. Kudryavtseva)

Memoirs as a Source for Reconstructing the Life and Work of A.M. Gorky in Germany (O.A. Kling)

The First Performances of Gorky’s Plays on the Berlin Stages in the Mirror of the German Press (1902–1906) (Michaela Böhmig)

M. Gorky and the Art of German Expressionism: Parallels and Intersections (N.N. Primochkina


Chapter 2
A.M. Gorky and the Media Space


М. Gorky: from “Chronicle” to “Conversation” (A.L. Semenova)

M. Gorky and F.A. Brown: Based on the Materials of the Archive of A.M. Gorky in the Institute of World Literature (Yu.U. Kaskina

About the Work of Z.I. Grzhebin Publishing House in Germany ( E.N. Nikitin

M. Gorky and the German Publishing House “Malik”: to the History of Relationships (E.R. Matevosyan) .


Chapter 3
A.M. Gorky and German Philosophy


M. Gorky’s Perception of the Idea of “The Decline of Europe” by O. Spengler in the German Period (O.V. Shugan

German Philosophers in the Personal Library of A.M. Gorky (Museum of A.M. Gorky IWL RAS) (S.M. Demkina

Aesthetics of Prose of the German Period by A.M. Gorky: the “Discussion” with Immanuel Kant in “The Story about a Novel” (1924) (M.M. Ozhigova


Chapter 4
A.M. Gorky and His Environment


А.М. Gorky and V.B. Shklovsky: аbout the Story of their Personal and Creative Relationships in Germany (O.S. Kudlay)

“S kosmóyu dymnoyu na lbu”: Portraits of A.M. Gorky in the Works of V.F. Khodasevich (D.A. Suchoeva) .

M. Gorky and the German Writer Theodor Plivier (L.V. Sumatohina


Chapter 5
Perception of A.M. Gorky’s Artistic and Aesthetic Ideas in Germany


Maxim Gorky as Hero of the Social and the Aesthetic Utopia of Georg Lukács (A.I. Zherebin

Perception of M. Gorky’s Story “Mother” in Germany of the First Third of the XX Century (Yu.M. Egorova

Eternal Themes and Different Ages: what Remains of Gorky’s “Mother” after Meeting B. Brecht (М.V. Romashkina


Chapter 6
A.M. Gorky before Germany


Before Departure: “Iuzhnyi krai” about M. Gorky (1914–1917) (E.M. Zakharova

  • Keywords: A.M. Gorky, Germany, Russian and German literature


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