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Fo, Dario(Encyclopedia)Fo, Dario, 1926–2016, Italian playwright, actor, and director, b. Leggiuno Sangiano. Fo developed a sharp and irreverent satirical farce influenced by Bertholt Brecht and Antonio Gramsci as well as ...
Darío, Rubén(Encyclopedia)Darío, Rubén roobn´ där´ [key], 1867–1916, Nicaraguan poet, originally named Félix Rubén García Sarmiento. A child prodigy, he gained a thorough knowledge of Spanish and French cultu...
Forillon National Park(Encyclopedia)Forillon National Park fôryN´ [key], 92 sq mi (238 sq km), at the tip of Forillon Peninsula, SE Que., Canada, near Gaspé; est. 1970. On the Gulf of St. Lawrence, the park has a scenic coastal...
Foshan(Encyclopedia)Foshan fô-shän [key] or Namhoinäm´hoi´ [key], city (1994 est. pop. 368,500), E Guangdong prov., SE China, in the Pearl River delta. An industrial city that borders Guangzhou, it is known for its ...
Generation of '98(Encyclopedia)Generation of '98, Spanish literary and cultural movement in the first two decades of the 20th cent. It was so named by Azorín (see Martínez Ruiz, José) in 1913 to designate a group of young writer...
Benin, Bight of(Encyclopedia)Benin, Bight of, northern arm of the Gulf of Guinea, c.550 mi (885 km) wide, W Africa, between Cape Three Points, S Ghana, and the Niger River delta, SW Nigeria. The bight was an important area for sl...
Fawcett, Henry(Encyclopedia)Fawcett, Henry fô´st [key], 1833–84, English economist and statesman. A follower of John Stuart Mill, he was professor of political economy at Cambridge, and his Manual of Political Economy (186...
Díaz Mirón, Salvador(Encyclopedia)Díaz Mirón, Salvador sälvär´ d´äs mrn´ [key], 1853–1928, Mexican poet. Díaz Mirón's life abounded with revolutionary plots, political quarrels, duels, and vigorous journalistic ...
Casal, Julián del(Encyclopedia)Casal, Julián del hoolyän´ dl käsäl´ [key], 1863–93, Cuban poet, b. Havana. A friend of Rubén Darío, Casal became a leader in modernismo. He was greatly influenced by the French Parnassi...
Nervo, Amado(Encyclopedia)Nervo, Amado ämä´ nr´v [key], 1870–1919, Mexican poet. Known as the monk of poetry, he studied for the priesthood but abandoned it for writing. An intimate friend of Rubén Darío, he w...
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