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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 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

Open Achelous (Greek deity)
Achelous (Greek deity)

In Greek mythology, Achelous was a river god. He was the son of Oceanus and Tethys and the eldest of 3,000 brothers. His union with one of the Muses

Open Acheson, Dean, 1893-1971
Acheson, Dean, 1893-1971

( ăch'ĭsӘn ), 1893–1971, U.S. secretary of state (1949–52), b. Middletown, Conn., grad. Yale, Harvard Law School. He was (1919–21) private secretary

Open Achilles (Greek mythology)
Achilles (Greek mythology)

According to Homer's Iliad , Achilles was the Greeks' best fighter in the Trojan War, famed for his strength and courage. The story of Achilles is

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

Adam, Lambert-Sigisbert, 1700-1759

Lambert Sigisbert Adam was both a sculpture and the business head of a large family workshop in Paris, together with his brothers Nicolas Sébastien

Open Adams, Ansel, 1902-1984
Adams, Ansel, 1902-1984

(1902–84), American photographer, b. San Francisco. He began taking photographs in the High Sierra and Yosemite Valley, with which his name is