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Maxim Gorky (1868–1936)

Maksim Gorky is a pseudonym of Aleksei Maksimovich Peshkov, who was born into a poor Russian family in Nizhnii Novgorod on Volga river. Gorky lost his father at an early age, he was beaten by his stepfather and became an orphan at age 9, when his mother died. He was brought up by his grandmother, who helped his development as a storyteller. He was ... See full bio »

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The Lower Depths
The Lower Depths
Mother Writer
Queen of the Gypsies


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 2015 Kinder der Sonne (Video) (play)
 2013 Boles (Short) (short story)
 2010 An Autumn Night (Short) (inspired by)
 2008 Tarantella (Short) (inspired by)
 2005 Nachtasyl (TV Movie) (as Maxim Gorki)
 2004 Burevestnik (TV Short) (poem "Pesnya o burevestnike")
 1999 Kinder der Sonne (TV Movie) (play "Deti solntsa")
 1995 Letnie lyudi (play "Dachniki")
 1993 Sommergäste (TV Movie) (play)
 1990 Mother (novel)
 1989 Barbaron (TV Movie) (play)
 1989 Primera función (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Los pequeños burgueses (1989) ... (play)
 1989 Barbárok (TV Movie) (play)
 1988 Vasa Zeleznova (TV Movie) (play)
 1988 Zhizn Klima Samgina (TV Series) (novel)
 1987 Bez solntsa (play "Na dne")
 1985 Deti solntsa (TV Mini-Series) (play)
 1985 Veraneantes (TV Series) (based on work by - 8 episodes)
- El crepúsculo, tercera parte (1985) ... (based on work by - as Gorki)
- El crepúsculo, segunda parte (1985) ... (based on work by - as Gorki)
- El crepúsculo, primera parte (1985) ... (based on work by - as Gorki)
- El bosque, segunda parte (1985) ... (based on work by - as Gorki)
- El bosque, primera parte (1985) ... (based on work by - as Gorki)
 1985 Kispolgárok (TV Movie) (novel - as Makszim Gorkij)
 1984 Wassa Schelesnowa (TV Movie) (play)
 1983 Malogradjani (TV Movie) (drama: ' Malogradjani ')
 1983 Vassa (play "Vassa Zheleznova")
 1982 Pohjalla (TV Movie) (play "Na dne")
 1982 Jegor Bulytschow und die Anderen (TV Movie) (play)
 1982 Nachtasyl (TV Movie)
 1981 Sommergäste (TV Movie)
 1981 Die Mutter (TV Movie) (original story)
 1981 Jegor Bulicsov és a többiek (TV Movie) (play - as Maxim Gorkij)
 1980 Nachtasyl (TV Movie) (play)
 1980 La madre (TV Series) (story)
 1979 Bezotvetnaya lyubov (stories)
 1978 Na dne (play)
 1978 Vragi (play)
 1978 Auringon lapset (TV Movie) (play "Deti solntsa")
 1977 Naponta két vonat (TV Movie) (novel - as Maxim Gorkij)
 1977 Vasa Zeleznova (TV Movie) (play)
 1977 Die Letzten (TV Movie) (play)
 1976 L'autre rive (TV Movie) (short story "Tchelkach")
 1976 Queen of the Gypsies (stories)
 1976 Feinde (TV Movie) (play - as Maxim Gorki)
 1975 Falshivaya moneta (TV Movie) (play)
 1975 Dostigayev i drugiye (TV Movie) (play)
 1974 Somow und andere (TV Movie) (play)
 1974 Meshchane (TV Movie)
 1974/II Nachtasyl (TV Movie) (play)
 1974/I Nachtasyl (TV Movie) (play)
 1974 Great Performances (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Enemies (1974) ... (play)
 1974 Starik (TV Movie) (play)
 1973 Jegor Bulitsov (TV Movie) (play)
 1973 Poslednji (TV Movie) (play)
 1973 Platea 7 (TV Series) (1 episode)
- La otra madre (1973)
 1972 Solens børn (TV Movie) (play "Deti solntsa")
  Hora once (TV Series) (1 episode, 1972) (short story - 1 episode, 1970)
- El cochero (1972) ... (as Maximo Gorki)
- Chelcash (1970) ... (short story)
 1972 Vassa Geleznova (TV Movie) (play)
 1972 Vassa Zeleznova (TV Movie) (play - as Maksim Gorki)
 1972 A Man Before His Time (play)
 1972 Na dne (TV Movie) (play)
 1972 Posledniye (TV Movie) (play)
 1972 Vragi (TV Movie) (play)
 1971/II Nachtasyl (TV Movie) (play)
 1971/I Nachtasyl (TV Movie) (play)
 1971 Die Mutter (TV Movie) (based on the novel by)
 1970 Teatro de siempre (TV Series) (1 episode)
- Los veraneantes (1970)
 1970 Menschen (TV Movie) (story - as Maxim Gorki)
 1969 Maljva (TV Movie)
 1969 Die Kleinbürger (TV Movie) (play)
 1969 Solens barn (TV Movie) (play "Deti solntsa")
 1969 Langeweile (TV Movie) (short story)
 1969 Yegor Bulychyov i drugiye (Play "Yegor Bulychyov i drugiye")
 1968 Les bas-fonds (TV Movie) (play)
 1968 Die Kleinbürger (TV Movie) (play)
 1968 Po Rusi (short stories)
 1968 Malva (TV Movie) (as Maxim Gorkij)
 1968 Pered burey (TV Movie) (play)
 1967 Jegor Bulicov (TV Movie) (play)
 1967 Kinder der Sonne (TV Movie) (play)
 1967 Dachniki (play)
 1967 Der Alte (TV Movie) (story)
 1967 Die Letzten (TV Movie) (play)
 1967 Ihmisiä elämän pohjalla (TV Movie) (play "Na dne" - as Maksim Gorki)
 1967 Song of a Falcon (Short) (original story)
 1966 Onde a Terra Começa (short story)
 1966 Jegor Bulytschow und andere (TV Movie) (story)
 1964 Appassionata (TV Short) (article V.I. Lenin)
 1963 Arina (TV Movie) (novel)
 1963 Die letzten (TV Movie) (play)
 1963 Wassa Schelesnowa (TV Movie) (play)
 1961 Dostigaev i drugie (play)
 1959 Foma Gordeev (novel)
 1959 Nachtasyl (TV Movie) (play - as Maxim Gorki)
 1958 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Lower Depths (1958) ... (writer)
 1957 The Lower Depths (play "The Lower Depths")
 1956 Deti solntsa (play)
 1956 1905 (novel)
 1955 La vida no vale nada (story)
 1953 Vragi (play)
 1953 The Mistress (play)
 1953 Varvary (play)
 1952 Na dne (play)
 1949 Mastera stseny (play "The Lower Depths")
 1949 Actor's Studio (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Dead Man (1949) ... (story)
 1941 Delo Artamonovykh (novel)
 1940 Gorky 3: My Universities (autobiography)
 1939 On His Own (book)
 1938 Vragi (play)
 1936 The Lower Depths (play "Na dnie")
 1930 Cain and Artem (story)
 1926 Mother (novel)
 1921 Souls on the Road (story "Na dne")
 1920 Mat (novel)
 1919 Nachtasyl (play: The Lower Depths)
 1917 Radmirov Katalin (novel)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Stage: His play, "Philistines," was performed in a Royal Shakespeare Company production at The Pit Theatre in London, Englandm with Fiona Shaw, Sean Baker, David Burke, Margery Mason, Mark Dignam, Tom Mannion and Anna Calder-Marshall in the cast. John Caird was director. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Biographical Movies | 1 Print Biography | See more »

Alternate Names:

Maksim Gorki | Maximo Gorki | Maxim Gorki | Makszim Gorkij | Maxim Gorkij | Gorki

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He died under mysterious circumstances while undergoing medical treatment. It has been rumored to have been a Trotskyite plot. (CIE, 1996)) See more »

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