Maxim Gorky: What in war is honorable, in peacetime is criminal

For peace, against war: literary selections


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Maxim Gorky: Selections on war


Maxim Gorky
From Other Fires (1933)
Translated by Alexander Bakshy


Next day he woke up early and lay long abed, musing about a trip abroad. The pain was no longer so severe, probably because one can grow used to it; whereas stillness in the kitchen and the street was not customary and was disturbing. Soon, however, it began to be shaken by the jolts on the pink panes of the windows, coming from the street; after each jolt there came a dull, powerful drone unlike the sound of thunder. It was possible to imagine that instead of clouds a skin was stretched over the sky, upon which, as on a drum, something beat with an enormous fist.

“These are very big cannon,” Samghin concluded and said in a low voice, protestingly…

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