[MAXIM GORKI AND FOLKLORE] Gor'kiy i fol'klor.
N[IKOLAI] K[IRIAKOVICH] PIKSANOV, (1878-1969).
Gosudarstvennoe Izdatel'stvo Khudozhestvennaia Literatur, Moskva-Moscow, 1938.
First Edition of Piksanov's comparative study titled 'Maxim Gorky and folklore'. This book has nine chapters with an introductory text including subjects like folkloric elements in Gorky's writing, his influences from folklore, etc. Piksanov's chief works deal with the history of Russian literature, social thought, utilization of sources, textual criticism, and the methodology of literary scholarship, as well as with the work of Griboedov, Pushkin, Goncharov, Turgenev, and Gorky. Piksanov also edited many works by Russian writers. He was awarded two Orders of Lenin, the Order of the Red Banner of Labor, and several medals. Piksanov is a scientist of an unusually wide creative range. His works on the history of Russian literature throughout its development, on the history of social thought, criticism, journalism, theater, drama, on the literature of the peoples of the USSR, on the study of Russian folklore, as well as source study, textual criticism and traditional technique played an important role in Soviet literary criticism and were milestones in the development of the domestic science of literature.
Original green cloth. Foolscap 8vo. (18 x 12 cm). In Russian. , 191,  p., lithographic Gorky's portrait on frontispiece. First Edition.