He was a Russian and Soviet writer, a founder of the socialist realism literary method, and a political activist. Gorky was also a five-time nominee for the Nobel Prize in Literature.
Rainer Maria Rilke
He was a Bohemian-Austrian poet and novelist. Rilke wrote both verse and highly lyrical prose. His writings include one novel, several collections of poetry and several volumes of correspondence.
He was a German composer, theatre director, polemicist, and conductor who is chiefly known for his operas (or, as some of his mature works were later known, “music dramas”).
He was an Italian opera composer. Verdi came to dominate the Italian opera.
He was a futuristic Soviet poet, playwright, artist, and actor. He was affected by the movement socialist realism.
He was a German composer, conductor, pianist, and violinist. Considered a leading composer of the late Romantic and early modern eras, he has been described as a successor of Richard Wagner and Franz Liszt.