[ANARCHISM] GORKY, Maxim
The Masters of Life: an Interview. Translated From the Original by M. Zaslaw
New York: The Mother Earth Publishing Association, N.d. . First American Edition. 12mo (20cm). Staple-bound pamphlet. Original printed card wrappers; 16pp. Mild external wear; a few marginal marks to text, in pencil; Very Good. A brief anarchist allegory by the Russian revolutionary and novellist Maxim Gorky, generally considered the father of Soviet literary realism. Originally published in the January, 1907 issue of Emma Goldman's monthly Mother Earth, to coincide with Gorky's visit to the United States, and published here separately the same month. This is one of the very earliest pamphlets issued by The Mother Earth Publishing Association, which Goldman and her partner Alexander Berkman had founded in mid-1906 (see Falk, Emma Goldman: A Documentary History of the American Years, II:479). Scarce; OCLC finds 8 locations only (7 in North America); not seen in commerce, and a very uncommon Gorky work.