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Achitofel

Overview page. Subjects: Literary Studies (Early and Medieval).

The wicked counsellor of King David, who incited Absolon (1) to rebel against his father (2 Sam. 15–17), cited as a famous traitor in The Book of the Duchess (1118).

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Friedrich Achleitner

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

(Schalchen, Austria, 1930– ),

collaborated as a member of the Wiener Gruppe with H. C. Artmann and G. Rühm in the avant-garde volume of dialect poems hosn, rosn, baa (1959). A ...

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Achmelvich

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

Highland

Settlement 3 m. W of Lochinver in Scotland's highland region. Norman MacCaig spent holidays in a cottage here and in many lyrical and witty poems...

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Acharnians

Overview page. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights).

A: Aristophanes Pf: 425 bc, Athens Tr: 1816 G: Greek com. in...

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Chinua Achebe

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

(1930– )

Nigerian novelist and poet of Ibo descent.

Born in Ogidi, in eastern Nigeria, the son of a mission teacher, Achebe was educated at the University College of...

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Kathy Acker

Overview page. Subjects: Literature.

(1947–97),

novelist, poet, and performance artist, born in New York. On leaving university she worked as a stripper and pornographic film actor. Her style and subject matter were...

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Charles Ackers

Overview page. Subjects: Bibliography.

 (1702/3–59) English printer.

While serving his apprenticeship with S. Palmer, he began an important lifelong collaboration with the typefounder W. Caslon. His business included...

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The Oxford Companion to German Literature

Edited by Henry Garland and Mary Garland.

January 1997; published online January 2005.

Book. Subjects: Literary Studies (European). 6252 pages.910474 words.

‘the scope of this Companion is vast’, Modern Language Review

This new edition of Henry and Mary Garland's classic Oxford Companion to German...

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The Oxford Companion to Crime and Mystery Writing

Edited by Rosemary Herbert.

January 1999; published online January 2005.

Book. Subjects: Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 738 pages.479062 words.

‘A treasure trove ... One that lovers of crime and mystery writing will want on their shelves’, P D James

This Companion provides scholars and fans of the crime and...

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The Concise Oxford Companion to English Literature

Edited by Margaret Drabble, Jenny Stringer and Daniel Hahn.

January 2007; published online January 2007.

Book. Subjects: Literary Studies (British and Irish). 6760 pages.588250 words.

A well-established bestseller, this indispensable, compact guide to all aspects of English literature has been fully revised and updated for the third edition. It covers world fiction,...

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