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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 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

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

Adams, Douglas, 1952-2001

1952-2001 English novelist and scriptwriter Born and educated in Cambridge, he worked as script editor on the popular television series Doctor Who

Adler, Mortimer Jerome, 1902-2001

Mortimer Adler, professor, philosopher, and educational theorist, was born in New York City in 1902. He left school at age 14 to write for newspapers

Open Aeneid

Latin narrative poem or epic by Virgil in 12 books, composed in the traditional Homeric metre of hexameters. Written during the last ten years of the

Open Aeschylus

( ĕs'kĭlӘs, ēs'– ), 525–456 b.c. , Athenian tragic dramatist, b. Eleusis. The first of the three great Greek writers of tragedy, Aeschylus was the

Open Aesop

Aesop is an ancient folkloric figure associated with the genre of "Aesop's fables." Approximately six hundred fables have survived in ancient Greek

Alamanni, Luigi, 1495-1556

Italian poet and humanist. He spent much of his life as an exile at the French court and so played an important role in introducing the literature and

Alberti, Leon Battista, 1404-1472

A Humanist architect, artist, and writer on many subjects (1404-1472); no intellectual of the 15th century showed more enthusiasm for modernity. As a