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Morante, Elsa(Encyclopedia)Morante, Elsa l´s môrän´t [key], c.1912–85, Italian novelist and poet; wife of Alberto Moravia. Her prose style, which is indebted to surrealism and magic realism, is characterized by the ...
Schiaparelli, Elsa(Encyclopedia)Schiaparelli, Elsa skyäpärl´l [key], 1890–1973, French fashion designer, b. Rome. She established a house of couture in Paris that existed from the late 1920s until 1954, and opened a New Yor...
Triolet, Elsa(Encyclopedia)Triolet, Elsa (Elsa Blick)lsä´ trôl´ [key], c.1896–1970, Russian-French author, b. Moscow. In 1928 she married the French writer Louis Aragon. Her novels often combine a sweeping Russian g...
Moravia, Alberto(Encyclopedia)Moravia, Alberto älbr´t mrä´vyä [key], 1907–90, Italian novelist, b. Alberto Pincherle; husband of Elsa Morante. Moravia is considered one of the foremost 20th-century Italian novelists. ...
Lohengrin(Encyclopedia)Lohengrin l´n-grn [key], in medieval German story, a knight of the Holy Grail, son of Parzival. He is sent to rescue Princess Elsa of Brabant from an unwanted suitor. Led to Antwerp by a swan, ...
Aragon, Louis(Encyclopedia)Aragon, Louis lw ärägôN´ [key], 1897–1982, French writer. One of the founders of surrealism in literature, Aragon abandoned that philosophy for Marxism after a trip to the USSR in 1931. He was...
Jeritza, Maria(Encyclopedia)Jeritza, Maria yrt´s [key], 1887–1982, Austrian-American soprano. b. Brünn (now Brno). After her debut as Elsa in Lohengrin at Olmütz (now Olomouc) in 1910, she was a member (1912–35) of ...
Respighi, Ottorino(Encyclopedia)Respighi, Ottorino ôttr´n rsp´g [key], 1879–1936, Italian composer, studied with Rimsky-Korsakov and Max Bruch. He was director (1924–25) of the Conservatory of St. Cecilia, Rome, a...
Laughton, Charles(Encyclopedia)Laughton, Charles, 1899–1962, Anglo-American actor, b. Scarborough, England. A large, versatile character actor, Laughton was successful both in films and on the stage. In The Private Life of Henry ...
fashion(Encyclopedia)fashion, in dress, the prevailing mode affecting modifications in costume. Styles in Asia have been characterized by freedom from change, and ancient Greek and Roman dress preserved the same flowing l...
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