"Untimely Thoughts" by Herman Ermolaev

Untimely Thoughts Essays on Revolution, Culture, and the Bolsheviks, 1917-1918 Herman Ermolaev, Maxim Gorky

Russian Literature and Thought Series
Publication date:
20 Mar 1995
Yale University Press
342 pages: 235 x 140mm
Sales territories:

One of the most renowned Soviet writers of the twentieth century, Maxim Gorky was an early supporter of the Bolsheviks who became disillusioned with the turn of events after the 1917 revolution. This brilliant and controversial book is a collection of the critical articles Gorky wrote that describe the Russian national character, condemn the Bolshevik methods of government, and provide a vision of the future.


Maxim Gorky (1868-1936) was the author of many stories, novels, and plays, including Foma Gordeyev, Three of Them, The Petty Bourgeois, and The Lower Depths and Other Plays. Mark D. Steinberg is an associate professor of history at Yale University.

"An important book of as much interest now as at the time it was written."?Walter Laqueur

"Untimely Thoughts is now timely. Gorky's journalistic pieces are immensely interesting as a commentary on a period of revolution, turmoil, and violence and on the play of forces trying to seize control of the country in a situation close to anarchy?that is, a situation very much like that of Russia today."?Gary Saul Morson, Northwestern University