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Open Abbey, Edward, 1927-1989
Abbey, Edward, 1927-1989

Author of 25 books of fiction and non-fiction mostly about the desert Southwest, Edward Abbey is best known as the author of DESERT SOLITAIRE (1968) ,

Open Abse, Dannie (1923 - 2014)
Abse, Dannie (1923 - 2014)

Dannie Abse, a Welsh writer and pulmonologist, is considered one of Britain’s most important contemporary poets. Abse’s poems, plays, essays, and

Open Accents and accentuation
Accents and accentuation

in speech, emphasis given a particular sound, called prosodic systems in linguistics. There are three basic accentual methods: stress, tone, and

Open Achebe, Chinua (1930 - 2013)
Achebe, Chinua (1930 - 2013)

( chĭn'wä ächā'bā ), 1930–2013, Nigerian writer, b. Albert Chinualumogu Achebe. A graduate of University College, Ibadan (1953), Achebe, an Igbo who

Acker, Kathy, 1948-1997

1947-1997 American novelist Most of Kathy Acker’s novels are written in the first person in a style of an abject dis-autobio-graphical plagiarism. In

Open Ackroyd, Peter, 1949-
Ackroyd, Peter, 1949-

Peter Ackroyd is a prolific writer whose novels, biographies, and works of non-fiction have attracted a wide audience and sustained acclaim. He

Acton, John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton, Baron, 1834-1902

1834–1902, English historian, b. Naples; grandson of Sir John Francis Edward Acton and of Emmerich Joseph, duc de Dalberg. Denied entrance into

Acts of the Apostles

book of the New Testament. It is the only 1st-century account of the expansion of Christianity in its earliest period. It was written in Greek

Adam Bede

Adam Bede is set in the ‘Eden-like peace and loveliness’ of Hayslope in Loamshire. Adam, a sturdy, honest carpenter, blindly loves Hetty Sorrel, who

Adams, Charles Francis, 1807-1886

Birth Date: August 18, 1807 Death Date: November 21, 1886 Attorney, politician, diplomat, and author. Charles Francis Adams Sr. was born in Boston,