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age  

The duration of time a person has lived. Age is conventionally defined from the time of birth, which counts as zero, and is measured in completed years of life. For some purposes, age is measured ...
Alan Seymour

Alan Seymour  

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(1927– ),Australian playwright and film and theatre critic, born in Perth. Seymour achieved recognition with his surreal play Swamp Creatures (1957), which is set in a Gothic mansion and concerns ...
Allen Ginsberg

Allen Ginsberg  

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(1926–1997)US poet and leading figure of the Beat group of writers, who first came to prominence in the 1950s.The son of poor Jewish immigrants from Russia, Ginsberg was born in Newark, New Jersey, ...
antiwar Movements

antiwar Movements  

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A campaign to end a war or a state's involvement in a war, especially the 1963-73 effort to end U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War.
Asian American Literature

Asian American Literature  

Is usually centred on the identities of Americans of Asian descent in the context of their immigration histories beginning in 1850 with immigrants from China. Japanese immigrants began to arrive ...
Baby and Child Care

Baby and Child Care  

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The paediatrician Benjamin Spock’s Commonsense Book of Baby and Child Care was first published by Pocket Books in 1946. In the same year, the 25c. paperback edition was published as ...
communism

communism  

A theory of classless society with common ownership of property and wealth and centrally planned production and distribution based on the principle ‘from everyone according to their skills, to ...
Daniel (J.) Berrigan

Daniel (J.) Berrigan  

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(1921– ),was born in Minnesota. He was jailed, along with his brother Philip, for anti-war activities in 1968, and became for a short while an international cause célèbre as one ...
Denise Levertov

Denise Levertov  

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(1923–97),British–American poet, born in Ilford, Essex; she moved to America in 1948, where she became a central figure in the Black Mountain group, maintaining their Modernist aims in an unceasing ...
Hayden Carruth

Hayden Carruth  

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(1921–),Connecticut-born poet whose works, employing traditional forms, include The Crow and the Heart (1959), Nothing for Tigers (1965), For You (1970), From Snow and Rock, for Chaos (1973), If You ...
Henry Lawson

Henry Lawson  

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(1867–1922),Australian short-story writer and poet, born in the goldfields of New South Wales. Lawson published his first poems in journals such as the Republican and Bulletin. In 1892–3 he ...
Humphrey McQueen

Humphrey McQueen  

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(1942– ),born and educated in Queensland, has taught history at secondary and tertiary level. A member of the Labor Party early in his career, he became disillusioned with parliamentary socialism ...
Judith Wright

Judith Wright  

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(1915–2000),Australian poet, brought up in New South Wales. Her first book, The Moving Image (1946) made her reputation, which was enhanced through more than a dozen later volumes, including ...
Mary McCarthy

Mary McCarthy  

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(1912–89),American novelist, short‐story writer, and critic; orphaned at the age of six, she was raised by various relatives of Catholic, Jewish, and Protestant backgrounds, a mixture that she ...
May 1968

May 1968  

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A series of street protests that began in a number of universities in Paris but rapidly spread to incorporate a wide cross section of French society. Some historians estimate that as many as 10 ...
New Journalism

New Journalism  

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The title of a 1973 collection edited by Tom Wolfe and E. W. Johnson, since used to describe a mode of journalism which incorporates first‐person narration, gives prominence to the ...
Norman Mailer

Norman Mailer  

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(1923–2007)US novelist, journalist, and essayist whose life and work show a preoccupation with themes of violence and masculinity.Mailer was born in New Jersey and grew up in New York. He graduated ...
Norman Thomas

Norman Thomas  

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(1884–1968),born in Ohio, graduated from Princeton (1905) and was a Presbyterian minister in New York City until his Socialist interest caused him to turn to other activities. He was ...
order of battle

order of battle  

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The identification, strength, command structure, and disposition of the personnel, units, and equipment of any military force.
Pulitzer Prize

Pulitzer Prize  

An award for an achievement in American journalism, literature, or music, of which there are thirteen made each year. The Pulitzer Prizes were established by provisions in the will of the ...

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