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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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Russian Literature

Catriona Kelly.

August 2001; published online September 2013.

Book. Subjects: literary studies (fiction, novelists, and prose writers); literary studies (European); literary theory and cultural studies. 182 pages.

Russian Literature: A Very Short Introduction explores the place and importance of literature in Russian culture. How and when did a Russian national literature come into being? What shaped...

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Barthes

Jonathan Culler.

February 2002; published online September 2013.

Book. Subjects: literary theory and cultural studies. 160 pages.

Roland Barthes: A Very Short Introduction elucidates the varied theoretical contributions of Roland Barthes, whose lifelong fascination was with the way people make their world...

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Postcolonialism

Robert J. C. Young.

June 2003; published online September 2013.

Book. Subjects: national liberation and post-colonialism; literary studies (postcolonial literature). 192 pages.

Postcolonialism: A Very Short Introduction explores the political, social, and cultural effects of decolonization, continuing the anti-colonial challenge to western dominance. It explores...

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