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Gorki

[gawr-kee; Russian gawr-kyee]
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noun
  1. Also Gorky. Max·im [mak-sim; Russian muh-ksyeem] /ˈmæk sɪm; Russian mʌˈksyim/Aleksey Maksimovich Pyeshkov,1868–1936, Russian novelist, short-story writer, and dramatist.
  2. former name (1932–91) of Nizhni Novgorod.
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  • One often thinks of Gorki in reading Baroja, mainly because of the contrast.

    Rosinante to the Road Again</p>

    John Dos Passos

  • Gorki soon gave up this task, which was too exhausting for him.

    Maxim Gorki</p>

    Hans Ostwald

  • Seldom is it the case that an author comes to his own as early as Gorki.

    Maxim Gorki</p>

    Hans Ostwald

  • In Russia there are not a few who share the experiences and insight of Gorki.

    Maxim Gorki</p>

    Hans Ostwald

  • Honesty bids us recognise a certain incapacity for self-restraint in Gorki.

    Maxim Gorki</p>

    Hans Ostwald


British Dictionary definitions for gorki

Gorki1

Gorky

noun
  1. the former name (until 1991) of Nizhni Novgorod

Gorki2

Gorky

noun
  1. Maxim (makˈsim), pen name of Aleksey Maximovich Peshkov. 1868–1936, Russian novelist, dramatist, and short-story writer, noted for his depiction of the outcasts of society. His works include the play The Lower Depths (1902), the novel Mother (1907), and an autobiographical trilogy (1913–23)
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