V. I.   Lenin



Written: Written in the first half of April 1908
Published: First published in 1924. Sent from Geneva to the Isle of Capri (Italy). Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, 1974, Moscow, Volume 34, page 391.
Translated: Clemens Dutt
Transcription\Markup: D. Moros
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How is it there is no news from you, dear A. M.? You wrote that you had long finished your big work and were going to help us in Proletary. But when? What about your doing a small article on Tolstoy or something of that sort? Send us a line whether you intend to do so.[1]

Al. Al. is on his way to you. I can neither abandon the paper nor get away from my work. But this is only a delay, I shall come all the same.

What do you think of Proletary? It is an uncared-for waif. Never before have I so neglected my paper: I spend whole days reading the accursed Machists, and dash off articles for the newspaper in incredible haste.

Well, all the best.

To M. F. thousand greetings! I shall bicycle down to see her!

Get Anat. Vas. to write for Proletary too! Let me do some philosophic barking by helping Proletary in the meantime!


[1] Gorky’s article on Tolstoy did not appear in Proletary. Asked in 1927 whether he had written such an article, Gorky answered. “I wrote something about Tolstoy for Proletary. I don’t remember what the title was. Possibly, ’A Great Man’.”

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