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Peter Mayer

Overview page. Subjects: Bibliography.

 (1936– ) US publisher.

At Avon Books in the 1970s, Mayer launched the trade paperback as an alternative to mass-market paperbacks. He brought a more commercial outlook to Penguin...

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Corbet, Denys (1826–1909), Guernsey patois poet

Gregory Cox.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets). 660 words.

Corbet, Denys (1826–1909), Guernsey patois poet, was born on 22 May 1826 in the Vale parish, Guernsey, the first of the two children of Peter Corbet, a seafarer, and his wife, Susan, née de...

Ó Doirnín, Peadar [Peter O'Doirnin] (d. 1769), poet

Lillis Ó Laoire.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets). 780 words.

Ó Doirnín, Peadar [Peter O'Doirnin] (d. 1769), poet, may have been born in Cashel, co. Tipperary, although almost nothing is known for certain about his biographical details. Some of his...

Beverley, Peter (fl. 1566–1568), poet

Colin Burrow.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets). 465 words.

Beverley, Peter (fl. 1566–1568), poet, was a member of Staple Inn in 1566. He may be the person of that name who matriculated pensioner from St John's College, Cambridge, in Michaelmas term...

The Knight

Edited by Stephen H. Rigby.

in Historians on Chaucer

November 2014; p ublished online December 2014 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (Early and Medieval); Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets). 9749 words.

The Knight provides a perfect illustration of recent debates about Chaucer’s social meaning as all three of the main approaches to the poet—as conservative, radical, and open-ended—have...

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Wolcot, John [pseud. Peter Pindar] (bap. 1738, d. 1819), poet and satirist

William R. Jones.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Literature; Humour. 3479 words.

Wolcot, John [pseud. Peter Pindar] (bap. 1738, d. 1819), poet and satirist, was born in Dodbrooke, near Kingsbridge, Devon, and baptized there on 9 May 1738, the fourth child of Alexander...

Levi, Peter Chad Tigar (1931–2000), poet and scholar

Brigid Allen.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online October 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Literature; Literary Theory and Cultural Studies. 1429 words.

Levi, Peter Chad Tigar (1931–2000), poet and scholar, was born at Wardington, Kingsend, Ruislip, Middlesex, on 16 May 1931, the younger son and the second of three children of Herbert Simon...

O’Connor, William Douglas

Jerome Loving.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 934 words.

O’Connor, William Douglas (02 January 1832–09 May 1889), author and civil servant, was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of Peter D. O’Connor, a laborer (mother’s name unknown)....

Ridge, Lola

Elizabeth Zoe Vicary.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture. 985 words.

Ridge, Lola (12 December 1873–19 May 1941), poet and social activist, was born Rose Emily Ridge, in Dublin, Ireland, the daughter of Joseph Henry Ridge and Emma Reilly. Taking Rose Emily...

‘In Different Voices’: Modernism Since the 1960s

Jeremy Noel-Tod.

in The Oxford Handbook of Contemporary British and Irish Poetry

September 2013; p ublished online December 2013 .

Article. Subjects: Literature; Literary Studies (20th Century onwards); Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets). 8914 words.

Although the era of modernist poetry is often thought to have ended at the mid-century, its experimental spirit has continued to raise questions about lyric voice in post-war Britain. A...

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Dubsky, Mario Peter (1939–1985), painter and poet

Alan Windsor.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Drawing and Pastels; Painting. 868 words.

Dubsky, Mario Peter (1939–1985), painter and poet, was conceived in Vienna and born in London on 14 May 1939. He was one of two sons, non-identical twins, whose parents were refugees from...

Calvert, George Henry

James R. Simmons.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Biographical Studies; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 1133 words.

Calvert, George Henry (02 June 1803–24 May 1889), author, was born on his family’s estate near Bladensburg, Maryland, the son of George Calvert, a planter and politician, and Rosalie...