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Aaron's Rod

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a novel by D. H. Lawrence, published in 1922. Aaron Sisson, a checkweighman in a Nottinghamshire colliery, and

Abbensetts, Michael

Abbensetts, Michael (1938– )   Reference library

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(1938– ),

Guyanese play-wright, born in British Guyana, educated there and in Quebec and Montreal. His plays offer

Abbey Theatre, The

Abbey Theatre, The   Reference library

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the home of the Irish National Theatre Society, named after Abbey Street in Dublin, where its permanent theatre was established

Abbott, J. H. M.

Abbott, J. H. M. (1874–1953)   Reference library

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(1874–1953) married (1926) Katherina Wallace.

Born at Haydonton, New South Wales, into an influential family,

Abercrombie, Lascelles

Abercrombie, Lascelles (1881–1938)   Reference library

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(1881–1938),

British poet, dramatist, and critic, born in Ashton-under-Mersey, Cheshire, educated at Victoria University, Manchester.

Abish, Walter

Abish, Walter (1931– )   Reference library

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(1931– ),

American novelist and short-story writer, born in Vienna; he grew up in China and Israel before

Abrahams, Peter

Abrahams, Peter (1919– )   Reference library

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(1919– ),

South African novelist and journalist, born in Vredetorp, Johannesburg, and largely self-taught. His first work, a

Absalom, Absalom!

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a novel by William Faulkner, published in 1936. The story, which centres on the rise and fall of

Abse, Dannie

Abse, Dannie (1923– )   Reference library

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(1923– ),

British poet, born of a Welsh-Jewish family in Cardiff, where he attended the Welsh National School

Absurd Person Singular

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a play by Alan Ayckbourn, first performed in 1972; it well exemplifies its author's technical adventurousness and the

Absurd, Theatre of the

Absurd, Theatre of the   Reference library

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was a term pioneered by the British critic Martin Esslin and used to characterize the work of certain key playwrights

Achebe, Chinua

Achebe, Chinua (1930– )   Reference library

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(1930– ),

Nigerian novelist, poet, and critic, born in Ogidi, Eastern Nigeria, educated at the University

Acker, Kathy

Acker, Kathy (1947–1997)   Reference library

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(1947–1997),

American dramatist, novelist, and poet, born in New York, educated at the Universities of

Ackerley, J. R.

Ackerley, J. R. (1896–1967)   Reference library

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(1896–1967),

British novelist, memoirist, and belletrist, born in London, educated at Cambridge University. As literary

Ackland, Rodney

Ackland, Rodney (1908–90)   Reference library

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(1908–90),

British dramatist, born in Westcliffe-on-Sea, educated at Balham Grammar School and the Central School of Speech

Ackroyd, Peter

Ackroyd, Peter (1949– )   Reference library

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(1949– ),

British novelist, poet, biographer, and literary critic, born in London, educated at Clare

Ackworth, John

Ackworth, John (1845–?1919)   Reference library

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(1845–?1919).

A Methodist minister, he chronicled the dreary existence of the workers in Lancashire's mills. Clog Shop Chronicles

Acosta, Oscar

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(1935–74?),

Chicano writer, born in El Paso, Texas. Acosta was a controversial figure whose narratives focused on

Actions and Reactions

Actions and Reactions (1909)   Reference library

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Rudyard Kipling, 1909, Macmillan.

A collection of eight stories and poems more notable for their variety of

Acton, Sir Harold

Acton, Sir Harold (1904–94)   Reference library

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(1904–94),

British art historian, poet, and aesthete, born in Florence, educated at Eton and Christ

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