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X-Phile

X-Phile  

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A fan of the television series The X-Files. 1994 TV Guide (Jan. 15) 20/1 They—the X-ophiles, the growing cult audience for The X-Files—provided Fox with its best ever ratings for ...
Spike Lee

Spike Lee  

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(b. 1957), film director, writer, and actor.Shelton Jackson “Spike” Lee grew up in Brooklyn and earned degrees at Morehouse College (1979) and New York University (1983) before embarking on a career ...
Arviragus

Arviragus  

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The younger son of Cymbeline, in Shakespeare's play of that name. In Spenser's Faerie Queene (ii. x. 51), Arviragus is Cymbeline's brother.
Alex Haley

Alex Haley  

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(1921–),born in Ithaca, N.Y., after service with the coast guard (1939–59), in which he was a journalist, became the aid or ghost writer of The Autobiography of Malcolm X (1965). Then, intrigued by a ...
Lorenzo de' Medici

Lorenzo de' Medici  

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(1449–92)Aged 20 he became joint ruler of Florence with his brother Giuliano. In 1478 the brothers were the targets of a plot organized by the rival Pazzi family and the pope: Giuliano was killed but ...
William Boyd

William Boyd  

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(1952– ),novelist, born in Accra, Ghana, and educated at the universities of Nice and Glasgow and at Jesus College, Oxford. He was a lecturer in English at St Hilda's College, Oxford (1980–83). A ...
Ishmael Reed

Ishmael Reed  

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(1938–),Chattanooga-born black author, long resident in Berkeley, Cal. His experimental novels of preposterous plots marked by fantasy, sometimes surrealistic, sometimes caricatured and satiric, ...
June Jordan

June Jordan  

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(1936–2002),born in Harlem, is a poet, novelist, essayist, and writer of children's books. Best known as a poet, she expresses black consciousness and the effects of everyday racism, but ...
autobiography

autobiography  

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In its modern form, may be taken as writing that purposefully and self‐consciously provides an account of the author's life and incorporates feeling and introspection as well as empirical detail. In ...
Guerrillas

Guerrillas  

A novel by V. S. Naipaul, published in 1976, based on a murder case involving Michael X which the author reported for the Sunday Times Magazine in May 1974 (his ...
Pierre Haultin

Pierre Haultin  

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 (c.1510×20–1587) French printer and punchcutter.He published Protestant Bibles and devotional works at Paris and La Rochelle, and cut romans heavier, narrower, and with a larger x-height than those ...
alliterative verse

alliterative verse  

The native Germanic tradition of English poetry and the standard form in Old English up to the 11th cent., recurring in Middle English as a formal alternative to the syllable‐counting, rhymed verse ...

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