Maxim Gorky was born in Russia, and became a Russian/Soviet author, a founder of the socialist realism literary method, and a political activist. From 1906 to 1913 and from 1921 to 1929 he lived abroad, mostly in Capri, Italy; after his return to the Soviet Union he accepted the cultural policies of the time, although he was not permitted to leave the country. (From Wikipedia)
In their seeking, wisdom and madness are one and the same. On the path of love, friend and stranger are one and the same.