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Wain, John

English poet and novelist. His first novel, Hurry on Down (1953), expresses the radical political views of the Angry Young Men of the 1950s. He

Waiting for Godot

The best-known play of Samuel BECKETT , first performed in French as En Attendant Godot (1952). It has been described as the play where nothing

Walcott, Derek

1930–, West Indian dramatist and poet, b. Castries, St. Lucia, grad. Univ. College of West Indies, Mona, Jamaica, 1954. His grandfathers were both

Open Wald, Lillian D., 1867-1940
Wald, Lillian D., 1867-1940

Lillian D. Wald, a public health nurse and social reformer, was born in Cincinnati on March 10, 1867, to German-Jewish immigrants Max D. and Minnie

Open Walker, Alice, 1944-
Walker, Alice, 1944-

Author Alice Walker was born on February 9, 1944, in Eatonton, Georgia. She attended college at Spelman and transferred to Sarah Lawrence, where she

Walker, William, 1824-1860

1824–60, American filibuster in Nicaragua, b. Nashville, Tenn. Walker, a qualified doctor, a lawyer, and a journalist by the time he was 24, sought a

Open Wallace, Edgar, 1875-1932
Wallace, Edgar, 1875-1932

English writer of thrillers. His prolific output includes The Four Just Men (1905) and The Mind of Mr J G Reeder (1925); stories such as those in

Walters, Julie, 1950-

1950- ♦ English actress Born in Birmingham, she trained as a nurse before studying at the Manchester Polytechnic School of Theatre and working at the

Open Walton, Izaak, 1593-1683
Walton, Izaak, 1593-1683

Izaak Walton (1593–1683) is one of the most famous of all writers on leisure and sport, an author whose tract on angling is both charming and

Warren, Robert Penn, 1905-1989

1905–89, American novelist, poet, and critic, b. Guthrie, Ky., grad. Vanderbilt Univ. 1925; M.A., Univ. of California 1927; B.Litt., Oxford 1930. At