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Breton, André(Encyclopedia)Breton, André äNdr´ brtôN´ [key], 1896–1966, French writer, founder and theorist of the surrealist movement. He studied neuropsychology and was one of the first in France to publicize the w...
Breton, Nicholas(Encyclopedia)Breton, Nicholas brt´n [key], 1551?–c.1623, English author, a prolific and versatile writer of verse and prose. His best work, written in a lyrical and pastoral vein, appeared in The Arbor of A...
Breton literature(Encyclopedia)Breton literature brt´n [key], in the Celtic language of Brittany. Although there are numerous allusions in other literatures of the 12th to 14th cent. to the matter of Brittany, which includes t...
Cape Breton Island(Encyclopedia)Cape Breton Island, island (1991 pop. 161,686), 3,970 sq mi (10,282 sq km), forming the northeastern part of N.S., Canada, and separated from the mainland by the narrow Gut, or Strait, of Canso. The e...
Breton, Jules Adolphe Aimé Louis(Encyclopedia)Breton, Jules Adolphe Aimé Louis zhül ädôlf´ m´ lw brtôN´ [key], 1827–1906, French painter of rustic scenes and peasant life. His works frequently reflect a social and humanitarian c...
Breton Succession, War of the(Encyclopedia)Breton Succession, War of the, 1341–65, an important episode of the Hundred Years War. Duke John III of Brittany died in 1341 without heirs. The succession was contested by his half-brother, John de...
Cape Breton Highlands National Park(Encyclopedia)Cape Breton Highlands National Park brt´n [key], 367 sq mi (951 sq km), N Cape Breton Island, N. S., Canada; est. 1936. It covers a large tableland and includes sections of the rugged Atlantic co...
Calloc'h, Jean Pierre(Encyclopedia)Calloc'h, Jean Pierre zhäN pyr kälôkh´ [key], 1888–1917, Breton poet. Important in the revival of Breton literature, he wrote in the Vannes dialect of Brittany. His lyrical verse displays a lo...
North Sydney(Encyclopedia)North Sydney, town (1991 pop. 7,260), NE Cape Breton Island, N.S., Canada, on the north shore of Sydney Harbour. It was the coal-shipping port for the nearby Sydney Mines and a winter base for the Cap...
Brittany(Encyclopedia)Brittany brt´n [key], Breton Breiz, Fr. Bretagne, region and former province, NW France. It is a peninsula between the EnglishChannel (N) and the Bay of Biscay (S) and comprises four departmen...
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