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21 Topic Pages Found in Language & Literature and starting with the letter V
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Valéry, Paul (1871 - 1945)

( pōl välārē' ), 1871–1945, French poet and critic. A follower of the symbolists , Valéry was one of the greatest French poets of the 20th cent. He

Open Vampires

In contemporary popular culture, vampires are fictitious immortal creatures of the night who sustain themselves by drinking the blood of the living.

Vanbrugh, John, 1664-1726

English baroque architect, dramatist, and soldier. Although entirely untrained as an architect, he designed the huge mansions of Castle Howard

Van der Post, Laurens

South African writer. His books, many of them autobiographical tales of adventure with anthropological themes, reflect his fascination with diverse

Van Vechten, Carl, 1880-1964

( văn vĕk'tӘn ), 1880–1964, American music critic, novelist, and photographer, b. Cedar Rapids, Iowa, grad. Univ. of Chicago, 1903. While he was a

Vasari, Giorgio, 1511-1574

Born in the Florentine subject city of Arezzo, Giorgio was the child of a potter, and precocious enough for Cardinal Silvio Passerini, guardian of the


The term Veda , derived from the root vid , “to know,” means “knowledge.” The Veda functions in Hindu traditions as an authoritative category that is

Vega, Lope de, 1562-1635

Spanish poet and dramatist. He was one of the founders of modern Spanish drama. He wrote epics, pastorals, odes, sonnets, novels, and over 500 plays

Velikovsky, Immanuel, 1895-1979

US physician, psychoanalyst, cosmologist, and writer, of Russian origin. He lectured widely and wrote articles and books – including Ages in Chaos


Grammatical part of speech for what someone or something does, experiences, or is. Verbs are of crucial importance to the construction of the sentence