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Ostrovsky

noun
  1. Aleksandr Nikolayevich. 1823–86, Russian dramatist, noted for his satirical comedies about the bourgeoisie. His plays include The Bankrupt (1849) and The Storm (1859), a tragedy
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  • Indeed, for one who had read so little of Ostrovsky it was a most creditable piece of work.

    Aliens

    William McFee

  • This Ostrovsky is among the very best of Korolenko's heroes.

  • The first few years Ostrovsky attributed his failure to chance.

  • He asked him what he thought of Ostrovsky's play, wanted to know his opinion of it as a representative of the new generation.

    Virgin Soil

    Ivan S. Turgenev

  • Ostrovsky's play and Sadovsky's acting afforded him but little pleasure, and he felt bitter at heart.

    Virgin Soil

    Ivan S. Turgenev