Written: Written August 91, 1916
Published: First published in 1958 in Voprosy Istorii KPSS No. 4. Sent from Flums to Sceaux. Printed from the original.
Source: Lenin Collected Works, Progress Publishers, , Moscow, Volume 43, page 564b.
Translated: Martin Parker and Bernard Isaacs
Transcription\Markup: R. Cymbala
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Dear M. N.,
I agree to your proposals. I am terribly depressed, though, at the thought of the end being cut. Couldn’t the end in that case be printed in the journal without alteration? And with a note from the editors to the effect that these are deductions and conclusions from the pamphlet? It would be a great pity to fragmentise it!! A great pity!! If you can do something, I shall be very much obliged. I shall write about this myself, but my letter takes a long time and won’t get there before several months, if it gets there at all.
My best regards,
P.S. I heard say that Potresov has joined the staff of the publishing house!! And the famous novelist has agreed!! What a shame, what a crying shame, eh?
 Maxim Gorky.—Ed.