Written: Written January 3, 1917
Published: First published April 22, 1958, in the newspaper Komxomolshaya Pravda No. 95. Sent from Zurich to Sceaux. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, , Moscow, Volume 43, page 590a.
Translated: Martin Parker and Bernard Isaacs
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Dear M. N.,
I received your postcard and thank you very much for the trouble you have taken to save my pamphlet. Really, you are mistaken in thinking that I blame you in any way. Not at all! I am sure that without your intervention it would have been much worse, as the publisher evidently gives an ear to “outside” advice from the philistine camp. It can’t be helped. One good thing—you have succeeded nevertheless in saving some part of it (and a fairly large part). All the best wishes for a happy New Year.
 Maxim Gorky.—Ed.