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A. D. Godley

A. D. Godley  

(1856–1925),British poet and classicist, born in Co. Leitrim, educated at Balliol College, Oxford; he became a fellow and tutor of Magdalen College. In 1910 he was appointed public orator ...
A. G. MacDonell

A. G. MacDonell  

(1895–1941) British novelistEngland, Their England (1933) FictionThe Shakespeare Murders [as ‘Neil Gordon’] (1933) FictionEngland, Their England (1933) FictionThe Shakespeare Murders [as ‘Neil ...
A. J. A. Symons

A. J. A. Symons  

(1900–41),bibliographer, bibliophile, dandy, and epicure, who became an authority on the literature of the 1890s and published An Anthology of ‘Nineties’ Verse in 1928. He wrote several biographies, ...
A. J. Cronin

A. J. Cronin  

(1896–1981),practised as a doctor for some years before devoting himself to an extremely successful career as a middle‐brow novelist. His best‐known novels (e.g. The Stars Look Down, 1935; The ...
A. J. Seymour

A. J. Seymour  

(1914–90),Guyanese poet and civil servant, born in British Guiana (now Guyana), educated at Queen's College. He was deputy chairman of the Department of Culture, editor of the influential literary ...
A. L. Barker

A. L. Barker  

(1918– ),British short-story writer and novelist, born in Kent. Her first highly praised collection of stories, The Innocents (1948), was followed by a novel, Apology for a Hero (1950). Further ...
A. L. Hendriks

A. L. Hendriks  

(1922– ),Jamaican poet, born in Kingston, Jamaica, educated at Jamaica College and Ottershaw College, Surrey. After working as General Manager of the Jamaica Broadcasting Company he became a ...
Aaron's Rod

Aaron's Rod  

A novel by D. H. Lawrence, published 1922.The biblical Aaron was the brother of Moses, appointed priest by Jehovah, whose blossoming rod (Num. 17: 4–8) was a miraculous symbol of authority. In the ...
Abraham Cahan

Abraham Cahan  

(1860–1951),who came to the U.S. from Russia (1882), was long the editor of the Jewish Daily Forward. Besides works in Yiddish he wrote realistic fiction in English, including Yekl, a Tale of the New ...
Ada or Ardor: A Family Chronicle

Ada or Ardor: A Family Chronicle  

A novel by Vladimir Nabokov, published in 1969. Nabokov's longest and perhaps most ambitious novel, Ada is, in part, his homage to the nineteenth-century Russian novel, notably Tolstoy's Anna ...

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