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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 ...
Adam International Review

Adam International Review  

A literary quarterly published in London since 1941. (Adam is an acronym for ‘Arts, Drama, Architecture, Music’.) The editor, Miron Grindea (1909– ), originally from Romania, settled in England in ...
Adam Lively

Adam Lively  

(1961– ),British novelist, born in Swansea, educated at Cambridge University. His works display a preoccupation with history and philosophy as well as music, politics, and the genesis of creativity. ...
Adam Mars-Jones

Adam Mars-Jones  

(1954– ),London‐born novelist, short‐story writer, and critic, whose fiction includes Lantern Lecture (1981), a collection of three stories; Monopolies of Loss (1992), stories in a more sombre and ...
Adele Wiseman

Adele Wiseman  

(1928–1992),Canadian novelist, born in Winnipeg of Jewish parents who had migrated from the Ukraine, educated at the University of Manitoba. Among other occupations she worked as a university ...
Adelphi

Adelphi  

Started in 1923 as a monthly journal under the editorship of J. M. Murry, intended as a mouthpiece for D. H. Lawrence and himself. From 1927 it became a quarterly entitled the New Adelphi. Murry's ...
Adewale Maja-Pearce

Adewale Maja-Pearce  

(1953– ),British-Nigerian writer, born in London of British and Yoruba parents; he grew up in Lagos and was educated at the University College of Wales, Swansea, and London University's School ...
Adventures of Augie March

Adventures of Augie March  

A novel by Saul Bellow, published in 1953. A retrospectively narrated autobiography, this picaresque novel charts the life of Augie March, a Chicago Jew, through early childhood to his post-war ...
Agenda

Agenda  

A quarterly journal devoted to poetry and criticism, founded in 1959 by William Cookson. Ezra Pound, with whom Cookson had corresponded since 1955, was the éminence grise behind the magazine ...
Ahmed Ali

Ahmed Ali  

(1910–94),Pakistani novelist, critic, and poet, born in Delhi, educated at the Universities of Aligarh and Lucknow. Ali was for some years, after his move to Pakistan upon the Partition ...

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