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Poe, Edgar Allan(Encyclopedia)Poe, Edgar Allan, 1809–49, American poet, short-story writer, and critic, b. Boston. He is acknowledged today as one of the most brilliant and original writers in American literature. His skillfully...
Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site(Encyclopedia)Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site: see National Parks and Monuments (table).
Whitman, Sarah Helen (Power)(Encyclopedia)Whitman, Sarah Helen (Power), 1803–78, American poet, b. Providence, R.I. In 1828 she married a Boston lawyer, John W. Whitman; after his death (1833) she returned to Providence and devoted herself ...
Griswold, Rufus Wilmot(Encyclopedia)Griswold, Rufus Wilmot, 1815–57, American editor, b. Benson, Vt. He was influential as editor of Graham's Magazine (1842–43) and the International Monthly Magazine (1850–52) and as anthologist o...
Moskenstraumen(Encyclopedia)Moskenstraumen môsk´nstroumn [key] or Maelstromml´strm [key], tidewater whirlpool in the Lofoten Islands, NW Norway. Formed when tidal currents flow through coastal fjords and a maze of s...
Quinn, Edmond Thomas(Encyclopedia)Quinn, Edmond Thomas, 1868–1929, American sculptor and painter, b. Philadelphia, studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, with Thomas Eakins, and in Paris. His monumental work is marked...
Krutch, Joseph Wood(Encyclopedia)Krutch, Joseph Wood krooch [key], 1893–1970, American author, editor, and teacher, b. Knoxville, Tenn., grad. Univ. of Tennessee, 1915, Ph.D. Columbia, 1923. He was on the editorial staff of the N...
Ghelderode, Michel de(Encyclopedia)Ghelderode, Michel de mshl´ d gldrd´ [key], 1898–1962, Belgian dramatist. He wrote in French and is noted for his colorful and avant-garde plays. He lived in obscurity until 1949, when...
Edgar(Encyclopedia)Edgar or Eadgarboth: d´gr [key], 943?–975, king of the English (959–75), son of Edmund, king of Wessex. In 957 the Mercians and Northumbrians rebelled against Edgar's brother Edwy and chose E...
short story(Encyclopedia)short story, brief prose fiction. The term covers a wide variety of narratives—from stories in which the main focus is on the course of events to studies of character, from the short short story to ...
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