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Gorki

[gawr-kee; Russian gawr-kyee] /ˈgɔr ki; Russian ˈgɔr kyi/
noun
1.
Also, Gorky. Maxim
[mak-sim;; Russian muh-ksyeem] /ˈmæk sɪm;; Russian mʌˈksyim/ (Show IPA),
(Aleksey Maksimovich Pyeshkov) 1868–1936, Russian novelist, short-story writer, and dramatist.
2.
former name (1932–91) of Nizhni Novgorod.
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  • Gorki made a little speech which was translated by a Russian who knew English.

    Essays on Russian Novelists William Lyon Phelps
  • One often thinks of Gorki in reading Baroja, mainly because of the contrast.

    Rosinante to the Road Again John Dos Passos
  • Gorki completely satisfied that strange but almost universal desire of well-fed and comfortable people to go slumming.

    Essays on Russian Novelists William Lyon Phelps
  • Gorki soon gave up this task, which was too exhausting for him.

    Maxim Gorki Hans Ostwald
  • This is partly owing to the nature of his work, but more perhaps to the total eclipse of other contemporary writers by Gorki.

    Essays on Russian Novelists William Lyon Phelps
  • Seldom is it the case that an author comes to his own as early as Gorki.

    Maxim Gorki Hans Ostwald
  • Gorki has done well to describe the world and the stratum whence he emerged, and which he traversed, in his powerful works.

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

    Maxim Gorki Hans Ostwald
  • The same capital fault is evident in Gorki's other productions.

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

    Maxim Gorki Hans Ostwald
British Dictionary definitions for Gorki

Gorki1

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

Gorki2

/Russian ˈɡɔrjkij/
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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