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A. D. Godley

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(1856–1925),

British poet and classicist, born in Co. Leitrim, educated at Balliol College, Oxford; he became a fellow and tutor of Magdalen College. In 1910 he was appointed...

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A. D. Nuttall

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(1937–), British philosophically minded critic and professor at Oxford; he was born in Hereford, and educated at Merton College, Oxford. His A Common Sky (1974) explored the curious...

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A. G. MacDonell

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(1895–1941) British novelist

England, Their England (1933) FictionThe Shakespeare Murders [as ‘Neil Gordon’] (1933) Fiction

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A. J. A. Symons

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(1900–41),

bibliographer, bibliophile, dandy, and epicure, who became an authority on the literature of the 1890s and published An Anthology of ‘Nineties’ Verse in 1928. He wrote...

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A. J. Cronin

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(1896–1981),

practised as a doctor for some years before devoting himself to an extremely successful career as a middle‐brow novelist. His best‐known novels (e.g. The Stars Look...

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A. J. Seymour

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(1914–90),

Guyanese poet and civil servant, born in British Guiana (now Guyana), educated at Queen's College. He was deputy chairman of the Department of Culture, editor of the...

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A. L. Barker

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(1918– ),

British short-story writer and novelist, born in Kent. Her first highly praised collection of stories, The Innocents (1948), was followed by a novel, Apology for a Hero...

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A. L. Hendriks

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(1922– ),

Jamaican poet, born in Kingston, Jamaica, educated at Jamaica College and Ottershaw College, Surrey. After working as General Manager of the Jamaica Broadcasting Company...

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Aaron's Rod

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A novel by D. H. Lawrence, published 1922.

The biblical Aaron was the brother of Moses, appointed priest by Jehovah, whose blossoming rod (Num. 17: 4–8) was a miraculous symbol of...

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Abraham Cahan

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(1860–1951),

who came to the U.S. from Russia (1882), was long the editor of the Jewish Daily Forward. Besides works in Yiddish he wrote realistic fiction in English, including...

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