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Coetzee, J. M.(Encyclopedia)Coetzee, J. M. (John Maxwell Coetzee)kö´ts [key], 1940–, South African novelist, b. John Michael Coetzee. Educated at the Univ. of Cape Town (M.A. 1963) and the Univ. of Texas (Ph.D. 1969), he t...
Barrie, J. M.(Encyclopedia)Barrie, J. M. (Sir James Matthew Barrie)bâr´ [key], 1860–1937, Scottish playwright and novelist. He is best remembered for his play Peter Pan (1904), a supernatural fantasy about a boy who refus...
Richardson, Dorothy M.(Encyclopedia)Richardson, Dorothy M., 1882–1957, English novelist. Her important work is Pilgrimage (12 vol., 1915–38; omnibus ed. 1938), a novel that records in great detail the inner experience of one woman. ...
Forster, E. M.(Encyclopedia)Forster, E. M. (Edward Morgan Forster), 1879–1970, English author, one of the most important British novelists of the 20th cent. After graduating from Cambridge, Forster lived in Italy and Greece. D...
Rivlin, Alice M.(Encyclopedia)Rivlin, Alice M., 1931–2019, American economist, b. Philadelphia as Georgianna Alice Mitchell, Ph.D. Harvard, 1958. Rivlin was affiliated with the Brookings Institution at various times from 1957 un...
Oppenheimer, J. Robert(Encyclopedia)Oppenheimer, J. Robert p´nhmr [key], 1904–67, American physicist, b. New York City, grad. Harvard (B.A., 1925), Ph.D. Univ. of Göttingen, 1927. He taught at the Univ. of California and t...
Pei, I. M.(Encyclopedia)Pei, I. M. (Ieoh Ming Pei)p [key], 1917–2019, Chinese-American architect, b. Guangzhou, China. Pei immigrated to the United States in 1935 and studied at the Univ. of Pennsylvania, the Massachuset...
Liebling, A. J.(Encyclopedia)Liebling, A. J. (Abbott Joseph Liebling), 1904–63, American journalist, b. New York City. He left Dartmouth, attended the Columbia School of Journalism, and wrote for the Providence, R.I. Evening Bu...
Rowling, J. K.(Encyclopedia)Rowling, J. K. (Joanne Kathleen Rowling)rl´ibreve;ing [key], 1965–, English author known for her popular children's books. While unemployed she completed Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone ...
Salinger, J. D.(Encyclopedia)Salinger, J. D. (Jerome David Salinger)sl´njr [key], 1919–2010, American novelist and short-story writer, b. New York City. His considerable literary stature rests on a small but extremely in...
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