PENGUIN TWENTIETH-CENTURY CLASSICS MY CHILDHOOD Maxim Gorky is the pen-name of Alexei Maximovich Peshkov, who was born in 1868 in the city of Nizhny Novgorod. After his father's death he spent his childhood with his mother and ...
Author: Maxim Gorky
Publisher: Random House
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Coloured by poverty and horrifying brutality, Gorky's childhood equipped him to understand - in a way denied to a Tolstoy or a Turgenev - the life of the ordinary Russian. After his father, a paperhanger and upholsterer, died of cholera, five-year-old Gorky was taken to live with his grandfather, a polecat-faced tyrant who would regularly beat him unconscious, and with his grandmother, a tender mountain of a woman and a wonderful storyteller, who would kneel beside their bed (with Gorky inside it pretending to be asleep) and give God her views on the day's happenings, down to the last fascinating details. She was, in fact, Gorky's closest friend and the epic heroine of a book swarming with characters and with the sensations of a curious and often frightened little boy. My Childhood, the first volume of Gorky's autobiographical trilogy, was in part an act of exorcism. It describes a life begun in the raw, remembered with extraordinary charm and poignancy and without bitterness. Of all Gorky's books this is the one that made him 'the father of Russian literature'.
witnessed such a sweet experience, and so with childish curiosity I made my way very quietly to the clock in amazement. I tried to open the little doors through which the cu coo had popped out from, but they would not open no matter how ...
Author: Agnès Buston
One of my many greatest achievements is that I succeeded to overcome my heartbreaking childhood while preserving my sanity. And I was blessed with the privilege of becoming a Mother to three girls and three boys who all have given me the best years of my life. Over the years that followed the skinny little blue-eyed girl that I left behind with all her painful memories and grief, was about to embark on an amazing journey filled with Love, Devotion and breathtaking turmoil. My childhood experiences and profound memories instilled in me great tools that would provide me the strength, courage and support to endure the profound mind-blowing twists and turns that have occurred in my Life.
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This book is based on the actual events of my childhood and I felt the desire to share it with others. At first, it was very difficult for me to tell my childhood story to the public due to my discretion and timidity, but I decided to ...
My sister had dark, shiny hair, whereas mine had darkened from the blonde of my childhood to a dreary, limp, mousy beige. My mother would sometimes twist it and tie it up in strips of rags torn from old sheets, and make me sleep with ...
Author: Janet Street-Porter
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Brilliant, brave, controversial, combative, intellectual - just how do you become Janet Street-Porter? In this mesmerising account of growing up in post-war London there is poignancy, mystery - and a trademark black humour. BAGGAGE will touch readers at many levels; it is as edgy and fearless as Janet Street-Porter herself.
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