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Open Bachelard, Gaston, 1884-1962
Bachelard, Gaston, 1884-1962

( gästôN' bäshlär' ), 1884–1962, French philosopher. He held degrees in physics, mathematics, and philosophy and taught at Dijon (1930–40) and the

Open Bacon, Francis, 1561-1626
Bacon, Francis, 1561-1626

Francis Bacon, Viscount St. Albans, politician, author, and natural historian, was truly a Renaissance man. He was involved in public life, he

Open Bagehot, Walter, 1826-1877
Bagehot, Walter, 1826-1877

( băj'Әt ), 1826–77, English social scientist. After working in his father's banking firm, he edited (1860–77) the Economist (which had been founded

Bain, Alexander, 1818-1903

1818–1903, Scottish philosopher and psychologist. He was educated at Marischal College, Aberdeen, where he later taught for three years. He taught one

Open Balch, Emily Greene, 1867-1961
Balch, Emily Greene, 1867-1961

Feminist pragmatist, social settlement leader, and Nobel laureate, Emily Greene Balch was a world leader with an innovative intellectual and political

Open Baldwin, James, 1924-1987
Baldwin, James, 1924-1987

James Baldwin's career illustrates the difficulties American authors face balancing their public and private lives. The tension between these lives

Open Ballads
Ballads

in literature, short, narrative poem usually relating a single, dramatic event. Two forms of the ballad are often distinguished—the folk ballad,

Open Balzac, Honoré de, 1799-1850
Balzac, Honoré de, 1799-1850

( băl'zăk, bôl–, Fr. ōnôrā' dӘ bälzäk' ), 1799–1850, French novelist, b. Tours. Balzac ranks among the great masters of the novel. Of a bourgeois

Bancroft, Hubert Howe, 1832-1918

1832–1918, American publisher and historian, b. Granville, Ohio. Bancroft began his career as a bookseller in San Francisco in 1852. Soon he had his

Banks, Lynne Reid, 1929-

1929- ♦ English novelist Born in London, she trained at RADA and worked as an actress, journalist and teacher before turning to writing full-time in