“Moloch, gluttonous red-haired monster! Your fiery womb is insatiable. They prostrate themselves in front of you, they bring children to you … You are Hell itself … «
The story «Moloch» occupies a special place in the work of one of the most famous Russian writers, Alexander Ivanovich Kuprin. This is the horror of man before the inexorable iron grip of «progress» — a soulless machine that enslaves and consumes all living things for profit. Written almost a hundred years ago, the story is still relevant: on whose altars do the lives and souls of our contemporaries burn?