Lot 640: LS in French, signed in Cyrillic by Gorky, one page, 5 x 8.5, personal letterhead, no date. Untranslated letter written and also signed by his lover, the Soviet actress and Bolshevik administrator, Maria Andreyeva [Peshkoff]. In fine condition. Gorky and Andreyeva met in Sevastopol in 1900, as the former grew more outspoken in his support of the Bolshevik wing of the Russian Social Democratic Labour Party. The two caused a scandal in 1906 when they traveled to the United States together on a fundraising trip for the party, leaving Gorky's wife in Russia. Despite the fact that the author had not lived with his wife for years, American society shunned the couple, causing them to leave with a bitter condemnation of the country. A crisply signed letter from the artistic political duo.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 460
Wednesday, 16th September 2015
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