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Open Ukrainian language
Ukrainian language

45,000,000 SPEAKERS Ukraine One of the Eastern slavonic languages, Ukrainian has a longer history than Russian. Formerly the second largest language

Ulysses (novel)

A novel (1922) by James JOYCE , which details the events of a single day, 16 June 1904 (the day that Joyce met his future wife Nora BARNACLE ), as

Unamuno, Miguel de (1864 - 1936)

( mēgĕl' dā unämu'nō ), 1864–1936, Spanish philosophical writer, of Basque descent, b. Bilbao. The chief Spanish philosopher of his time, he was

Open Uncle Tom's Cabin
Uncle Tom's Cabin

"So you're the little woman who wrote the book that made this great war," Abraham Lincoln purportedly remarked to Harriet Beecher Stowe upon meeting

Open Undset, Sigrid (1882 - 1949)
Undset, Sigrid (1882 - 1949)

( sĭ'grĭd ʊn'sĕt ), 1882–1949, Norwegian novelist. Poverty forced Undset to do secretarial work for a time (1898–1908). Her early novels of

Ungaretti, Giuseppe (1888 - 1970)

( juzĕp'pā ungärĕt'tē ), 1888–1970, Italian poet, critic, and translator, b. Alexandria, Egypt. Ungaretti spent his youth in North Africa, where he

Open Updike, John (1932 - 2009)
Updike, John (1932 - 2009)

John Updike was a tireless novelist, a transcriber of the individual consciousness in contemporary culture as well as history. His protagonists

Open Uralic languages
Uralic languages

Afamily of languages of northern Europe and western Siberia. There are in total only 24,000,000 speakers of Uralic languages, but the family includes

Open Urdu language
Urdu language

40,000,000 SPEAKERS India, Pakistan One of the INDO-ARYAN LANGUAGES, Urdu is the twin of hindi. It has the same origin in the regional language of the

Ustinov, Peter

English stage and film actor, writer, and director. Of Russian descent, he had an impressive screen presence, either as comic chat-show raconteur or