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Aldington, Richard(Encyclopedia)Aldington, Richard ôl´dngtn [key], 1892–1962, English poet and novelist. While studying at the Univ. of London, he became acquainted with Ezra Pound and H. D. (Hilda Doolittle), whom he marrie...
Cyrano de Bergerac, Savinien(Encyclopedia)Cyrano de Bergerac, Savinien sävnyN´ srän´ d brzhräk´ [key], 1619–55, French novelist. Satirizing the customs and beliefs of his time, he wrote two fantastic romances about visit...
Doolittle, Hilda(Encyclopedia)Doolittle, Hilda, pseud. H. D., 1886–1961, American poet, b. Bethlehem, Pa., educated at Bryn Mawr. After 1911 she lived abroad, marrying Richard Aldington in 1913. In England, under the influence o...
Richard I(Encyclopedia)Richard I, Richard Cœur de Lionkör d lyôN´ [key], or Richard Lion-Heart, 1157–99, king of England (1189–99); third son of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine. Although enthroned as duke of Aq...
Sévigné, Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, marquise de(Encyclopedia)Sévigné, Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, marquise de mär´ d räbütN´-shäNtäl´ märkz´ d svny´ [key], 1626–96, French woman of letters. Her correspondence of more than 1,500 lett...
imagists(Encyclopedia)imagists, group of English and American poets writing from 1909 to about 1917, who were united by their revolt against the exuberant imagery and diffuse sentimentality of 19th-century poetry. Influenc...
Whittington, Richard(Encyclopedia)Whittington, Richard, 1358–1423, English merchant and lord mayor of London. He made his fortune as a mercer and then entered London politics to become successively councilman, alderman, sheriff, and...
Wilbur, Richard(Encyclopedia)Wilbur, Richard, 1921–2017, American poet and translator, b. New York City, B.A. Amherst, 1942, M.A. Harvard, 1947. A virtuoso craftsman who wrote with grace and precision in traditional verse forms...
Willstätter, Richard(Encyclopedia)Willstätter, Richard rkh´ärt vl´shttr [key], 1872–1942, German chemist. He was professor at the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute of Chemistry, Berlin (1912–16), and at the Univ. of Munich (191...
Rorty, Richard(Encyclopedia)Rorty, Richard, 1931–2007, American philosopher. b. New York City. After studying at the Univ. of Chicago (B.A. 1949, M.A. 1952) and Yale (Ph.D. 1956), Rorty taught philosophy at Wellesley College (...
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