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Agee, James Rufus

William Stott.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literature; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); Journalism; Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Film. 1372 words.

Agee, James Rufus (27 November 1909–16 May 1955), writer, was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, the son of Hugh James Agee, a construction company employee, and Laura Whitman Tyler. The...

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Ardrey, Robert

J. M. G. van der Dennen.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Education; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 1370 words.

Ardrey, Robert (16 October 1908–14 January 1980), anthropologist, playwright, and novelist, was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Robert Lesley Ardrey, an editor and...

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Arnold, Elliott

Marcia B. Dinneen.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 1257 words.

Arnold, Elliott (13 September 1912–13 May 1980), writer, was born in Brooklyn, New York, the son of Jack Arnold, a singer with the Metropolitan Opera, and Gertrude Frank. Arnold was raised...

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Asch, Sholem

Marcia B. Dinneen.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 1815 words.

Asch, Sholem (01 November 1880–10 July 1957), Yiddish novelist, dramatist, and short story writer, was born in Kutno, Poland, a small town near Warsaw, the son of Moishe Asch, a cattle...

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Ashton, Winifred [pseud. Clemence Dane] (1888–1965), playwright and novelist

Leonard R. N. Ashley.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 1292 words.

Ashton, Winifred [pseud. Clemence Dane] (1888–1965), playwright and novelist, was born on 21 February 1888 at Westcombe, Westcombe Park Road, Greenwich, London, the daughter of Arthur...

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Bagnold, Enid Algerine [married name Enid Algerine Jones, Lady Jones] (1889–1981), novelist and playwright

Nigel Nicolson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 1096 words.

Bagnold, Enid Algerine [married name Enid Algerine Jones, Lady Jones] (1889–1981), novelist and playwright, was born at Borstal Cottage, Rochester, Kent, on 27 October 1889, the elder child...

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Banim, John [pseud. Abel O'Hara] (1798–1842), novelist and playwright

Katherine Mullin.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 2640 words.

Banim, John [pseud. Abel O'Hara] (1798–1842), novelist and playwright, was born in the city of Kilkenny, on 3 April 1798, the younger son of Michael Banim, a proprietor of a gun and tackle...

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Barnes, Djuna

Phillip Herring.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Journalism; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); Drawing and Pastels; Painting. 1404 words.

Barnes, Djuna (12 June 1892–19 June 1982), writer, was born Djuna Chappell Barnes in Cornwall-on-Hudson, New York, the daughter of Wald Barnes (born Henry Budington, recorded as...

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Baron, (Joseph) Alexander (1917–1999), novelist and screenwriter

William Baker.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Television; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers); Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights). 1209 words.

Baron, (Joseph) Alexander (1917–1999), novelist and screenwriter, was born Joseph Alexander Bernstein on 4 December 1917 at 30 Penyston Road, Maidenhead, Berkshire, the son of Barnet...

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Barrie, Sir James Matthew, baronet (1860–1937), playwright and novelist

R. D. S. Jack.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights); Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 4174 words.

Barrie, Sir James Matthew, baronet (1860–1937), playwright and novelist, was born in a small house in The Tenements, Brechin Road, Kirriemuir, Forfarshire, on 9 May 1860, the ninth child...

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