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Amis, Sir Kingsley(Encyclopedia)Amis, Sir Kingsley ´ms [key], 1922–95, English novelist. He attended St. John's College, Oxford (B.A., 1949) and for some 20 years taught at Oxford, Swansea, and Cambridge and in the United Sta...
Amis, Martin(Encyclopedia)Amis, Martin´ms, 1949–, English novelist; son of Kingsley Amis. The younger Amis, who turned from literary journalism to fiction, invites comparison with his father through his choice of career...
Howard, Elizabeth Jane(Encyclopedia)Howard, Elizabeth Jane: see under Amis, Kingsley.
Kingsley, Charles(Encyclopedia)Kingsley, Charles, 1819–75, English author and clergyman. Ordained in 1842, he became vicar of Eversley in Hampshire in 1844. From 1848 to 1852 he published tracts advocating Christian socialism. Th...
angry young men(Encyclopedia)angry young men, term applied to a group of English writers of the 1950s whose heroes share certain rebellious and critical attitudes toward society. This phrase, which was originally taken from the t...
Porter, Arthur Kingsley(Encyclopedia)Porter, Arthur Kingsley, 1883–1933, American art historian. Interested primarily in medieval and ancient art, Porter revolutionized the understanding of the chronology and diffusion of Romanesque sc...
Sambourne, Edward Linley(Encyclopedia)Sambourne, Edward Linley, 1844–1910, English caricaturist and illustrator. He was associated with Punch from 1867, when he began contributing, until the end of his life, and he followed Sir John Ten...
apology(Encyclopedia)apology [Gr.,=defense], literary work that defends, justifies, or clarifies an author's ideas or point of view. Unlike the ordinary use of the word, the literary use neither implies that wrong has bee...
Bazard, Saint-Amand(Encyclopedia)Bazard, Saint-Amand sNtämäN´ bäzär´ [key], 1791–1832, French socialist. He founded (1818) a republican society, Les Amis de la vérité [Friends of Truth], and was a member of the Carbonari....
Orton, Joe(Encyclopedia)Orton, Joe, 1933–67, English playwright, b. John Kingsley. After studying acting, he wrote farcical comedies noted for their cynical humor. His plays include The Ruffian on the Stair (1963), Enterta...
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