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HER LOVER SHORT STORY MAXIM GORKY A L E X E I M A X I M O V I C H P E S H K O V, P R I M A R I LY K N O W N A S M A X I M G O R K Y, WA. PDF | This paper debates three views in Maxim Gorky’s short story Her Lover. The first one is human loneliness, lack of communication. Her Lover. A Story. by Maxim Gorky. An acquaintance of mine once I lived on the top flight and her garret was opposite to mine. I never left my door open when .

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Maxim Gorky’s “Her Lover.”

Return to Book Page. Still such a little fair-haired boy! Her Lover by Maxim Gorky.

People always pay for their mistakes, and none of us need to be too cruel. And gorkg thenceforth, regularly, twice a week, Teresa posted on my computer as Boles, and then as Teresa. The spinster in Hitchcock’s ‘Rear window’ would have been apt oover this story.

Sometimes I chanced to meet her on the staircase or in the yard, and she would smile upon me with a smile which seemed to me to be sly and cynical.

But this, after all, was a very rare occurrence. So hed she is, in her little room, her human contact defined as only business transactions of a degrading nature, and she has invented a lover to whom she writes of a fictional life.


I wrote those answers well I have no wish whatever to cultivate your acquaintance. If you relate to a very isolated and lonely loover this story will get very close to the bone.

Everybody lives for something better to come.

I must say that I quite liked this story, brief as it was. Am I then not a human creature like the rest of them? And I feel quite sure that Boles is there.

It is easily to view people from a high moral stand, perhaps especially when one is young, a student, but life is relentless, cold and tragic.

I guess this is my first read of Gorky.

I never left my door open when I knew her to be at home. She, of course, listened to them, and wept like anything, roared, I should say, with her bass voice. And I asked you to write me a letter from Boles to Teresa–that is to me. She leaped from her seat, came towards me with flashing eyes, and laying her hands on my shoulders, began to whisper, or rather to hum in her peculiar bass voice: When she approaches him and asks him to write a letter to vorky lover, he does so.

And I felt so sick, so miserable, so ashamed, somehow.

Anatoly’s blog: Her Lover by Maxim Gorky Analysis

Alongside him lived ” a human creature who had nobody in the world to treat her kindly, affectionately, and this human being had invented a friend for herself! To me though, Teresa’s loneliness is not conquered by her fantasy being brought to life with the letters, it is conquered by the approval and empathy of the locer who reads the letters to her.


Steven Godin rated it liked it Dec 25, No trivia or quizzes yet. Nevertheless, Teresa returns asking him to write another letter. Sometimes I ran into her on the staircase or in the yard, and she would smile at me with a smile that seemed to me to be sly and cynical.

This also was dull enough work, but I didn’t care about doing anything else. Restraining myself somehow, I asked: Occasionally, I saw her drunk, with bleary eyes, tousled hair, and a particularly hideous grin. Her Lover by Maxim Gorky yer 34 Jan 06, To ask other readers questions about Her Loverplease sign up.

He asked, ” Who is this Boles? And this is how this long story is often interpreted. Go read that review:


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