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Richard Ford

(1796—1858) art connoisseur and author

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Antonio Ponz

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(1725–92). Spanish writer, administrator, and clergyman. Educated by the Jesuit order in Segorbe (Castellón), he moved to Madrid in 1746 to study painting and was in Rome from 1751 to 1759....

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dirty realism

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A critical label attached since the early 1980s to a group of American short-story writers, of whom the best-known are Raymond Carver, Jayne Anne Phillips, and Tobias Wolff. The term refers...

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Juan Agustín Céan Bermúdez

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(1749–1829).

Spanish writer, collector, and amateur artist. His reputation is based on his six-volume Diccionario historico de los mas ilustres profesores de las bellas artes en...

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Raymond Carver

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(1939–1988),

Oregon-born author, on the faculty of Syracuse University, is best known for his short stories, often treating the bleak lives of blue-collar people, published in Will...

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William Stirling-Maxwell

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(1818–78). Wealthy Scottish landowner, writer, Hispanophile, and collector. He succeeded to the family estates at Keir (Perthshire) in 1847 and adopted the name Maxwell when he succeeded...

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