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Ernest Hemingway

(1899—1961) American novelist, short-story writer, and journalist

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Alfred Eisenstaedt

Alfred Eisenstaedt  

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(1898–1995)German-born US photographer, who did much to develop the art of photojournalism, especially during his long association with Life magazine.Eisenstaedt was born in Dirschau, West Prussia ...
Alfred Kazin

Alfred Kazin  

(1915–),literary critic, has taught at many American universities, but is best known for his critical works, On Native Grounds (1942), a study of American prose literature after Howells; The Inmost ...
American Literature

American Literature  

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This entry contains two subentries: An Overview, Sea FictionAmerican sea literature has roots in Greek, Roman, Irish, and Norse mythology, the Bible, and the English Renaissance, whenever humans have ...
Anthony Burgess

Anthony Burgess  

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1917–1993)British author.Born and educated in Manchester, Burgess served in the British army during World War II. He then spent a period as a teacher before becoming an education officer in Malaya ...
Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas

Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas  

Personal narrative by Gertrude Stein.
Big Sleep

Big Sleep  

A novel by Raymond Chandler, published in 1939. The Big Sleep is the first of Chandler's series of detective novels which feature Philip Marlowe as their hero and, many would ...
Charles Bukowski

Charles Bukowski  

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(1920–1994),American poet and novelist, born in Andernach, Germany, and brought to Los Angeles as a child. A prolific writer in the Beat tradition, his work depicts the low‐life underside of the ...
corrida de toros

corrida de toros  

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Spanish for the ‘running of the bulls’, a more accurate term than the English ‘bullfighting’, as in the corrida there is no equal contest between fighter and bull; this raises the definitional ...
David Mamet

David Mamet  

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(1947– ),Chicago‐born dramatist whose work is distinguished by its attentions to the rhythms of blue‐collar speech and the theme of how low‐life criminality mirrors the world of big business. ...
Death in the Afternoon

Death in the Afternoon  

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Discursive work by Hemingway, published in 1932. In it he describes the rearing and fighting of bulls in Spain, and depicts the bullfight as a kind of microcosmic tragedy, in which the death of the ...
Ezra Pound

Ezra Pound  

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(1885–1972),American poet, came to Europe in 1908 and published his first volume of poems, A Lume Spento (1908). He published several other volumes of verse, including Personae (1909), Canzoni ...
F. Scott Fitzgerald

F. Scott Fitzgerald  

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(1896–1940)US writer whose fiction is one of the most eloquent expressions of the American Jazz Age of the 1920s.Fitzgerald was born in St Paul, Minnesota, and educated at Princeton. He joined the ...
A Farewell to Arms

A Farewell to Arms  

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Novel by Hemingway, published in 1929, and dramatized by Laurence Stallings (1930).Frederic Henry, an American lieutenant in the Italian ambulance service during World War I, falls in love with an ...
For Whom the Bell Tolls

For Whom the Bell Tolls  

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Novel by Hemingway, published in 1940. The title is derived from a sermon by Donne: “No man is an Iland, intire of it selfe; every man is a peece of the Continent … And therefore never send to know ...
Ford Madox Ford

Ford Madox Ford  

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1873–1939)British novelist and critic.Ford's mother was the daughter of the Pre-Raphaelite painter Ford Madox Brown; his father was a German music critic, Francis Hueffer, who moved to England in ...
Gabriel García Márquez

Gabriel García Márquez  

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(1928– )Colombian novelist and short-story writer, one of the founding figures of modern South American literature. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1982.Brought up in poverty in the remote village ...
Gertrude Stein

Gertrude Stein  

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(1874–1946)US writer, who from 1903 lived in Paris, where she became a focus for the American expatriate literary community.Born in Pennsylvania, Gertrude Stein graduated from Radcliffe College in ...
Glenway Wescott

Glenway Wescott  

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(1901–87),Wisconsin author, known for his writings about his native region, although he had lived mainly abroad. After publishing The Bitterns (1920), poems, he wrote The Apple of the Eye ...
Gore Vidal

Gore Vidal  

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(1925– )US novelist, playwright, and essayist.Vidal was born in New York at West Point, the son of an instructor of aeronautics at the US Military Academy. He grew up in Washington, where his father ...
In Our Time

In Our Time  

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15 short stories by Hemingway with vignettes serving as interchapters, published in the U.S. in 1925. in our time (Paris, 1924) contains only the vignettes. Most stories treat life in the Middle ...

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