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Articles from Merriam Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature (January 1, 1995)

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Title Author Type Words
A`sha, al-. 132
Aakjar, Jeppe. Brief biography 191
Aaron's Rod. Plot summary 122
Aaron. Brief biography 102
Abasiyanik, Sait Faik. Brief biography 190
Abbaye group. 153
Abbey Theatre. 220
Abbey, Edward. Brief biography 248
Abbott, Jacob. Brief biography 168
Abdulla, Muhammed Said. Brief biography 214
Abdullah bin Abdul Kadir. Brief biography 248
Abe Lincoln in Illinois. Plot summary 113
Abe, Ko^Obo^O. 253
abecedarius. 103
Abel. 135
Abelard, Peter. 310
Abell, Kjeld. Brief biography 164
Abercrombie, Lascelles. Brief biography 161
Abhijnanasakuntala. 231
Abish, Walter. Brief biography 241
Abraham Lincoln: The War Years. 143
Abraham. 136
Abrahams, Peter (Henry). Brief biography 266
Abramov, Fyodor (Aleksandrovich). Brief biography 272
Abrams, M.H. 250
Absalom and Achitophel. 224
Absalom, Absalom! Plot summary 177
Absalom. Brief biography 174
Abse, Dannie. Brief biography 299
abstract poem. 145
Abu 'l-Fadl `Allami. 192
Abu al- `Atahiyah. 228
Abu al-Faraj al-Isbahani. 153
Abu al-Fida. 273
Abu Madi, Iliya. Brief biography 228
Abu Nuwas. 224
Abu Rishah,` Umar. Brief biography 181
Abu Tammam. 172
abyss. 114
Academie Francaise. 146
academy. 330
accent. 102
Accent. 107
accentual verse. 221
accentual-syllabic verse. 108
accismus. 116
Accius, Lucius. 128
Account of My Hut, An. 190
Acestes. Character overview 154
Acevedo Diaz, Eduardo. Brief biography 197
Acharnians. 135
Achebe, Chinua. 232
Acheron. 103
Achilles Tatius. Brief biography 183
Achilles. Character overview 254
Achterberg, Gerrit. Brief biography 216
Acis. 103
Acker, Kathy. Brief biography 197
Ackerley, J.R. 290
Ackerman, Diane. 271
Ackermann, Louise-Victorine. 169
Ackroyd, Peter. Brief biography 190
Acmeist. 174
Acontius. 157
Acquainted with the Night. Plot summary 147
acrostic. 269
Actaeon. Character overview 135
Acuna, Rosario de. 335
Ada. 157
adab. 258
Adam and Eve. 417
Adam Bede. Plot summary 139
Adam, de la Halle,. 156
Adam, Paul. Brief biography 176
Adamic, Louis. Brief biography 192
Adamov, Arthur. Brief biography 325
Adams, Charles Follen. Brief biography 148
Adams, Douglas (Noel). Brief biography 214
Adams, Franklin Pierce. 271
Adams, Henry (Brooks). Biography 451
Adams, Leonie (Fuller). Brief biography 186
Adams, Samuel Hopkins. Brief biography 200
Adams, William Taylor. 223
Adams. 225
Adcock, Fleur. 169
Addison, Joseph. Biography 496
Ade, George. Brief biography 221
Adelphi, The. 180
Adenet, le Roi. 178
Adler, Renata. Brief biography 247
Admetus. Character overview 153
Adonais. 157
Adonias Filho. 257
Adonis. Character overview 259
Adorno, Theodor (Wiesengrund). Brief biography 204
Ady, Endre. Brief biography 281
adynaton. 123
AE. 236
aegis. 138
Aelian. 162
Aeneas. 393
Aeneid. 528
aeolic. 138
Aeschylus. Brief biography 433
Aesop. 372
Aestheticism. 288
Aethra. Character overview 130
Afanasyev, Aleksandr Nikolayevich. Brief biography 208
affective fallacy. 144
afreet. 202
After Many a Summer Dies the Swan. 181
After the Fall. 184
afterpiece. 244
Against the Grain. Plot summary 185
Agamemnon. 287
Agate, James Evershed. Brief biography 225
Agathias. Brief biography 143
Agathon. Brief biography 214
Age of Anxiety, The. Poem explanation 161
Age of Innocence, The. Plot summary 148
Agee, James. Brief biography 196
agitprop. 247
Agnon, S.Y. 338
Agoult, Marie de Flavigny, Countess (comtesse) d. 251
Aguilar, Grace. Brief biography 148
Agustin, Jose. 241
Agustini, Delmira. Brief biography 198
Ah, Wilderness! Plot summary 164
Ahab. 107
Ahad Ha` am. 359
Ahlin, Lars. Brief biography 208
Ahmed Hasim. Brief biography 259
Ahmed Pasa. 164
Ahmed Yesevi. 235
Ahmedi. 348
Aho, Juhani. 289
Ai Qing. 225
Aicard, Jean. 221
Aichinger, Ilse. Brief biography 242
Aidoo, Ama Ata. 253
Aiken, Conrad Potter. Brief biography 321
Aiken, Joan (Delano). Brief biography 247
Aimard, Gustave. 189
Ainsworth, William Harrison. Brief biography 211
Air-Conditioned Nightmare, The. 114
Aistis, Jonas. 212
Ajax. 175
Ajax. 124
Ajax. 174
Akenside, Mark. Brief biography 244
Akhmadulina, Bella. 219
Akhmatova, Anna. 629
Akhtal, al-. 145
Aksakov, Sergey Timofeyevich. Brief biography 336
Aksyonov. 290
Akutagawa Prize. 118
Akutagawa, Ryunosuke. 251
Alabaster, William. Brief biography 156
Aladdin. 229
Alain, de Lille. 163
Alain-Fournier. 189
Alarcon, Pedro Antonio de. 264
Alas, Leopoldo. 196
Alavi, Buzurg, Buzurg. 252
alba. 104
Albee, Edward (Franklin). Brief biography 219
Alberich. Character overview 146
Alberti, Rafael. 294
Albinovanus Pedo. Brief biography 136
Alcaeus. 311
alcaic. 187
Alcestis. Character overview 140
Alcestis. 144
Alchemist, The. Plot summary 172
Alcithoe. 131
Alcmaeon. 136
Alcman. 186
Alcott, Bronson. 197
Alcott, Louisa May. Brief biography 351
Aldanov, Mark. 152
Aldecoa, Ignacio. Brief biography 165
Aldhelm. 196
Aldington, Richard. 214
Aldiss, Brian Wilson. Brief biography 212
Aldrich, Thomas Bailey. Brief biography 214
Aleardi, Aleardo, Count (Conte). 222
Alecsandri, Vasile. Brief biography 192
Alegria, Ciro. Brief biography 256
Alegria, Claribel. Brief biography 322
Aleixandre, Vicente. Brief biography 286
Aleman, Mateo. Brief biography 225
Alencar, Jose de. 218
Alexander III. 145
Alexander romance. 295
Alexander, Aetolus. Brief biography 113
Alexander, Meena. Brief biography 161
Alexandria Quartet, The. 225
alexandrine. 303
Alexis, Willibald. 246
Alfieri, Vittorio, Count (conte). Brief biography 355
Alger, Horatio, Jr. Brief biography 299
Algonquin Round Table. 176
Algren, Nelson. 331
Ali Baba. 104
Ali, Ahmed. Brief biography 303
Alice Adams. Plot summary 124
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Plot summary 159
alienation effect. 127
Aliger, Margarita Iosifovna. Brief biography 228
All Quiet on the Western Front. Plot summary 153
All the King's Men. Plot summary 145
All's Well That Ends Well. Plot summary 260
allegory. 611
Allen, Hervey. 186
Allen, Walter (Ernest). Brief biography 216
Allende, Isabel. Brief biography 216
Allingham, Margery Louise. Brief biography 218
alliteration. 223
alliterative verse. 413
allusion. 132
Almagest. 135
almanac. 288
Almaviva, Count. 105
Almeida de Portugal, Leonor de, Marquesa de Alorna. 195
Almeida, Jose Americo de. Brief biography 210
Almeida, Manuel Antonio de. Brief biography 229
Almqvist. 290
Aloadae. 110
Alonso, Damaso. Brief biography 236
Alos, Concha. Brief biography 270
alphabet rhyme. 289
Aluko, T.M. 224
Alvar. 179
Alvarez Quintero, Serafin and Joaquin. 142
Alvarez, A. 198
Alvaro, Corrado. Brief biography 267
Amadi, Elechi. Brief biography 264
Amadis of Gaul. 299
Amado, Jorge. Brief biography 278
Amalthaea. 103
Amaterasu. 301
Amazon. Character overview 296
Ambassadors, The. Plot summary 226
ambiguity. 101
Ambler, Eric. Brief biography 240
Ambrose, d'Evreux. Brief biography 165
American Academy of Arts and Letters. Letter to the editor 314
American Buffalo. 147
American Dream, The. 146
American Mercury. 129
American Notes. 124
American Poetry Review, The. 133
American Renaissance. 346
American Tragedy, An. Plot summary 135
American, The. Plot summary 196
Amerika. 174
Amhurst, Nicholas. Brief biography 163
Amichai, Yehuda. Brief biography 250
Amiel, Henri Frederic. Brief biography 128
Amili, al-, Baha' ad-Din Muhammad ibn Husayn. 230
Amir Khosrow. Brief biography 203
Amis and Amiles. 169
Amis, Kingsley. 280
Amis, Martin. Brief biography 173
Ammers-Kuller, Jo van. 190
Ammianus Marcellinus. Brief biography 246
Ammons, A.R. 250
amoebean verse. 118
Amoroso Lima, Alceu. 218
Amory, Thomas. Brief biography 136
Amos. Brief biography 215
Ampere, Jean-Jacques(-Antoine). Brief biography 302
Amphitrite. Character overview 113
Amphitryon. Character overview 166
Amr ibn Kulthum. Brief biography 161
Amrouche, Jean. Brief biography 195
Amyot,Jacques. Brief biography 281
Anabasis. 115
anachronism. 178
Anacreon. 158
anadiplosis. 153
anagnorisis. 279
anagram. 168
analogue. 125
Anand,Mulk Raj. Brief biography 242
Ananke. 127
anapest. 325
anaphora. 168
Anatomy of Criticism: Four Essays. 145
Anatomy of Melancholy. 248
anatomy. 128
Anaya, Rudolfo A. 239
Ancaeus. Character overview 148
Anchieta, Jose de. Brief biography 217
Anchises. 112
ancients and moderns. 303
Ancrene Wisse, ("Guide for Anchoresses"). 191
And Quiet Flows the Don. 143
Andersen, Hans Christian. Biography 475
Andersen, Tryggve. Brief biography 187

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