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15 Topic Pages Found in Literature and starting with the letter J
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Jabberwocky

The eponymous central figure of a strange, almost nonsensical poem in Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking-Glass (1871). It contains many significant

Open Jacobs, Harriet (1813 - 1897)
Jacobs, Harriet (1813 - 1897)

Born a slave in Edenton, North Carolina, Harriet Jacobs underwent severe trials before escaping to the North and publishing her narrative about the

Jakobson, Roman (1896 - 1982)

Roman Jakobson (1896-1982) was one of the twentieth century's most influential linguists, literary theorists, and semioticians. While he had a

James, Clive (1939 - )

1939- ♦ Australian broadcaster and writer Born in Sydney, he studied at the universities of Sydney and Cambridge, and began his career as a television

James, Henry (1843 - 1916)

1843–1916, American novelist and critic, b. New York City. A master of the psychological novel, James was an innovator in technique and one of the

Jameson, Storm (Margaret) (1891 - 1986)

Writing her own mock obituary in her AUTOBIOGRAPHY , Jameson presents herself as “bedevilled” by contrary impulses: “The ambition, a blind hunger to

Open Jean, de Meun (c. 1240 - 1305)
Jean, de Meun (c. 1240 - 1305)

French poet. He is best known for his remarkable 18,000-line continuation, written about 1277, of the Roman de la Rose begun by Guillaume de Lorris .

Jefferies, (John) Richard (1848 - 1887)

English naturalist and writer. His books on the countryside include Gamekeeper at Home (1878), The Life of the Fields (1884), and his best-known

Jhabvala, Ruth Prawer, 1927-2013

German-born novelist, short-story writer, and screenplay writer. She was educated in England and spent much of her adult life in India, the setting of

Joinville, Jean, sire de, 1224?-1317?

Jean Sire de Joinville (John of Joinville) is one of the most famous and successful writers of chronicles of the Crusade s. His Life of St. Louis is