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Teasdale, Sara

(Encyclopedia)Teasdale, Sara tēzˈdāl [key], 1884–1933, American poet, b. St. Louis. She wrote several volumes of delicate and highly personal lyrics, including Helen of Troy and Other Poems (1911), Rivers to t...

Sara

(Encyclopedia)Sara or Sarah, in the Bible, wife of Abraham and mother of Isaac. With Rebecca, Rachel, and Leah, she was one of the four Hebrew matriarchs. Her name was originally Sarai [Heb.,=princess]. She was chi...

Lidman, Sara

(Encyclopedia)Lidman, Sara säˈrä lēdˈmän [key], 1923–2004, Swedish writer. Her novels The Tar Still (1953), Cloudberry Land (1955), and The Rain Bird (1958, tr. 1962), treating rural life in N Sweden, estab...

Sarai

(Encyclopedia)Sarai: see Sara.

Sarah

(Encyclopedia)Sarah or Sarai: see Sara....

Carter Family

(Encyclopedia)Carter Family, group of singers that specialized in traditional music of the Southern Appalachian Mountains; it consisted of A(lvin) P(leasant) Carter, 1891–1960, b. Maces Spring, Va.; his wife, Sar...

Tobit

(Encyclopedia)Tobit tōˈbĭt [key] [Gr. from Heb. Tobijah=God is my good], book of the Old Testament Apocrypha, not included in the Hebrew Bible. It is the account of Tobit, a devout Jew in exile, and of his son T...

Ameling, Elly

(Encyclopedia)Ameling, Elly (Elisabeth Sara Ameling), 1933–, Dutch soprano. Although she has sung opera, she is noted for her sensitive interpretations of French and German art songs, particularly the lieder of S...

Raphael

(Encyclopedia)Raphael răfˈēəl, rāˈ– [key], archangel. He is prominent in the book of Tobit, as the companion of Tobias, as the healer of Tobit, and as the rescuer of Sara from Asmodeus. Milton made him a fe...

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