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Byatt, A. S.(Encyclopedia)Byatt, A. S. (Antonia Susan Byatt)b´t [key], 1936–, British novelist; sister of Margaret Drabble. Educated at Cambridge, Bryn Mawr College, Pa., and Oxford, she is a noted critic and novelist w...
Milne, A. A.(Encyclopedia)Milne, A. A. (Alan Alexander Milne)mln, ml [key], 1882–1956, English author. Milne began his literary career as a journalist and later became a regular contributor to Punch. He is best known for...
Van Dine, S. S.(Encyclopedia)Van Dine, S. S.: see Wright, Willard Huntington.
Lowry, L. S.(Encyclopedia)Lowry, L. S. (Laurence Stephen Lowry), 1887–1976, English painter and printmaker, b. Manchester, studied Municipal College of Art (later Manchester Metropolitan Univ.). He is especially known for re...
Agnon, S. Y.(Encyclopedia)Agnon, S. Y. (Shmuel Yosef Agnon)shmoo´l y´sf ägnn´; y´zf [key], 1888–1970, Israeli writer, b. Buczacz, Galicia, Austria-Hungary (now Buchach, Ukraine), as Samuel Josef Czaczkes. ...
Ochs, Adolph S.(Encyclopedia)Ochs, Adolph S. ks [key], 1858–1935, American newspaper publisher, b. Cincinnati. Starting as a newsboy in Knoxville, Tenn., he became a printer's apprentice, compositor, and, in 1878, publisher o...
Murray, Henry A.(Encyclopedia)Murray, Henry A., 1893–1988, American psychologist, b. New York City. Murray was trained in a variety of disciplines, including psychology, chemistry, and biology. He taught at Harvard (1927–62), ...
Naipaul, V. S.(Encyclopedia)Naipaul, V. S. (Sir Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul)npôl´ [key], 1932–2018, English writer, b. Chaguanas, Trinidad; grad. University College, Oxford, 1953. Naipul, whose family descended from Indi...
Stepniak, S.(Encyclopedia)Stepniak, S. stypnyäk´ [key], 1852–95, Russian revolutionary and writer, whose real name was Sergei Mikhailovich Kravchinski. He fled Russia in 1878 after taking part in the assassination of the...
Eliot, T. S.(Encyclopedia)Eliot, T. S. (Thomas Stearns Eliot), 1888–1965, American-British poet and critic, b. St. Louis, Mo. One of the most distinguished literary figures of the 20th cent., T. S. Eliot won the 1948 Nobel P...
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