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Guillén, Nicolás

(Encyclopedia) Guillén, Nicolás nēkōläs´ gēyān´ [key], 1904–89, Cuban poet. A leading exponent of poesia negra —an Afro-Antillean genre developed in the Caribbean—Guillén writes poetry ...

Guilmant, Félix Alexandre

(Encyclopedia) Guilmant, Félix Alexandre fālēks´ älĕksäN´drə gēlmäN´ [key], 1837–1911, French organist, one of the foremost performers of his day. He taught at the Schola Cantorum, of which he ...

guilt

(Encyclopedia) guilt, in psychology, a term denoting an unpleasant feeling associated with unfulfilled wishes. Sigmund Freud initially contended that sexual drives produce sense of guilt in the supereg...

Guimarães

(Encyclopedia) Guimarães gēməräNsh´ [key], city (1991 est. pop. 48,200), Braga dist., NW Portugal, in Minho. It has textile and cutlery manufactures, but its main importance is historical. The town was ...

Guimard, Hector

(Encyclopedia) Guimard, Hector ĕktôr´ gēmär´ [key], 1867–1942, French architect and furniture designer. Influenced by Victor Horta , he became the first and foremost French architect of art nou...

Guimerà, Ángel

(Encyclopedia) Guimerà, Ángel än´zhĕl gēmārä´ [key], 1845?–1924, Catalan poet and dramatist. His first successful play, Mar y cel [sea and sky] (1888), was followed by many others, among th...

Guinea

(Encyclopedia) Guinea gĭn´ē [key], an archaic term for the west coast of Africa. In its widest sense it has been applied to the region from Angola to Senegal. Parts of the region bore names originating in...

Guinea

(Encyclopedia) Guinea gĭn´ē , officially Republic of Guinea, republic (2015 est. pop. 12,092,000), 94,925 sq mi (245,856 sq km), W Africa. It is bounded on the north by Guinea-Bissau, Senegal, and Mal...

Guinea, Gulf of

(Encyclopedia) Guinea, Gulf of gĭn´ē , large open arm of the Atlantic Ocean formed by the great bend of the coast of W Africa. It extends from the western coast of Côte d'Ivoire to the Gabon estuary ...

Guinea-Bissau

(Encyclopedia) Guinea-Bissau gĭn´ē-bĭs˝sou´ [key], officially Republic of Guinea-Bissau, republic (2015 est. pop. 1,771,000), 13,948 sq mi (36,125 sq km), W Africa. It borders on the Atlantic Ocean in ...