The Genius and the labourer: the troubled friendship of Leo Tolstoy and Maxim Gorky | Curio

The Genius and the labourer: the troubled friendship of Leo Tolstoy and Maxim Gorky

28 mins | May 28, 2017

Maxim Gorky and Leo Tolstoy shared a troubled, but deep friendship. Aaron Lake Smith writing in Lapham’s Quarterly offers us a glimpse into their relationship, while also making us wonder why Gorky’s life is now forgotten and his works seem to be only infrequently available in the English language.

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From Lapham's Quarterly