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The lower depths by Maksim Gorky

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Published by Eyre Methuen in London .
Written in English


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Translation of Na dne.

Statement[by] Maxim Gorky. An English version by Kitty Hunter-Blair and Jeremy Brooks; with an introduction by Edward Braun and a preface by Jeremy Brooks.
SeriesMethuen"s theatre classics
ContributionsHunter-Blair, Kitty, tr., Brooks, Jeremy, tr.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPG3463.N2 H8
The Physical Object
Paginationxvii, 90 p.
Number of Pages90
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5470698M
ISBN 100413299503, 0413299600
LC Control Number73173770

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The 'Lower Depths' was very successful and was produced at Moscow Art Theatre in the same year. The play is about some powerful characters based on his encounters over the years with various types of people he had known. It was a protest against the inhumanity in particular.5/5(1). The Lower Depths; A Play in Four Acts book. Read 81 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. This work has been selected by scholars as be /5. The Lower Depths is perhaps the best known of Maxim Gorky's plays. It was written during the winter of and the spring of Subtitled "Scenes from Russian Life," it depicted a group of impoverished Russians living in a shelter near the Volga/5. This summary of The Lower Depths includes a complete plot overview – spoilers included! We’re considering expanding this synopsis into a full-length study guide to deepen your comprehension of the book and why it's important.

The Lower Depths, also called Abaddon by some of the highest archmages, are a sphere of reality that is distanced from the Fallen World in the same manner the Fallen World is distanced from the Realms Supernal. Mages use the term to describe any realm that is neither Supernal nor Phenomenal. The central theme of "The Lower Depths" is not only the total aniquilation of human personality by misery,in the harsh struggle for life that,so many times takes Men to degrade themselves but also,a statement that that aniquilation never is complete and that the very "Ex-Men",like in another book Gorki will call them,still have a conscience,the dream to overcome misery itself,a human warmth 5/5(2). Jul 01,  · Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg. The Lower Depths is Maxim Gorki's best known play, widely considered both a masterpiece and an extremely problematic rolf-luettecke.comled Scenes from Russian Life, the play was a huge success from its first rolf-luettecke.com idea for the play was conceived in , and it was written during the winter of and the spring of It was produced by the Moscow Arts Theatre on December 18,

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