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Richard Bach (1936-____) born on Jun 23; U.S. novelist, author. He wrote the allegorical novel "Jonathan Livingston Seagull; filmed, 1973.
Tang dynasty Chinese poet, born 772, died 846.
Category for pages on American writer Lori Baker.
French author, theorist and philosopher.
Zoë Barnes was born near Liverpool and her mother is Manx and her father is from Yorkshire. She now lives in Cheltenham, where her novels are set. She is also a French translator and translates novels by Christian Jacq (author of the Ramses series) under the pen-name of Sue Dyson.
As well as being a writer and translator, Zoë is a professional singer (mezzo-soprano) and recently joined Equity. She loves a challenge, and has tackled everything from folk and jazz to oratorio and opera.
Information about the author, Natalie Clifford Barney.
Barry Max is an Australian author who writes hip and funny novels about America. His work includes Syrup (1999) and Jennifer Government (to be published in 2003).
Stan Barstow - British author, born 28th June 1928,
This category is for listings of websites related to author Donald Barthelme and his writing.
This category contains sites relating to the American essayist and novelist Rick Bass.
Category for pages on American poet Marvin Bell.
Mississippi-born writer (1877- 1956), best known for Parris Mitchell of Kings Row.
John Stark Bellamy II is the history specialist for Cuyahoga County Public Library in Cleveland, Ohio and a freelance writer and critic. He grew up reading news accounts of Cleveland crimes and disasters written by his grandfather, Paul, editor of The Plain Dealer for 20 years, and his father, Peter, a writer for the Cleveland News and The Plain Dealer.
Bessie Rayner Belloc, feminist, poet, journalist, essayist and mother of Hilaire Belloc
1898-1943 Sites about the American poet, novelist, and short story writer, Stephen Vincent Benet.
Only sites about Stephen Vincent Benet, American poet, novelist, and short story writer, should be submitted here.
Contains site related to the life and works of author Wendell Berry.
Terence Blacker (1948 - ) is a British writer. His novels include Fixx (1989), The Fame Hotel (1992), Revanance (1996) and Kill Your Darlings (2000). His best-known children's novels include The Angel Factory, Homebird, The Transfer, the Ms Wiz series and the Hotshots series. He is also a journalist, a columnist for the Independent newspaper and a dedicated supporter of the Queens Park Rangers.
A writer, poet, and teacher, David A. Blyler published Shared Solitude, his first collection of poems and a one-act play, in 1994. The following year he collaborated with artist Marcus Reichert on the book Diary of a Seducer, composing a suite of poems to accompany a collection of early Reichert drawings (1970-1971).
In 1997 he left for Europe, where he traveled extensively before taking a job as a foreign language lecturer and creative writing teacher at the University of West Bohemia in Pilsen, Czech Republic.
Category for Sudan-born poet Kola Boof.
Category for English-language pages on German writer Wolfgang Borchert (1921-1947).
Argentine poet, essayist, and short-story writer whose tales of fantasy and dreamworlds are classics of the 20th-century world literature. Borges was profoundly influenced by European culture, English literature, and such thinkers as Berkeley, who argued that there is no material substance; the sensible world consists only of ideas, which exists for so long as they are perceived. Most of Borges's tales embrace universal themes - the often recurring circular labyrinth can be seen as a metaphor of life or a riddle which theme is time.
Borges's fictional universe was born from his vast and esoteric readings in literature, philosophy, and theology. He sees man's search for meaning in an infinite universe as a fruitless effort. In the universe of energy, mass, and speed of light, Borges considers the central riddle time, not space. "He believed in an infinite series of times, in a growing, dizzying net of divergent, convergent and parallel times. This network of times which approached one another, forked, broke off, or were unaware of one another for centuries, embraces all possibilities of time." The theological speculations of Gnosticism and the Cabala gave ideas for many of his plots. Borges has told in an interview that when he was a boy, he found an engraving of the seven wonders of the world, one of which portrayed a circular labyrinth. It frightened him and the maze has been one of his recurrent nightmares. (from 'The Garden of Forking Paths') Another recurrent image is the mirror, which reflects different identities. The idea for the short story 'Borges y yo' was came from the double who was looking at him - the alter ego, the other I. There is a well-known man, who writes his stories, a name in some biographical dictionary, and the real person. "So my life is a point-counterpoint, a kind of fugue, and a falling away - and everything winds up being lost to me, and everything falls into oblivion, or into the hands of the other man."
In 'La Biblioteca de Babel' the symmetrically structured library represents the universe as it is conceived by rational man, and the library's illegible books refers to man's ignorance. In 'Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius' Borges invented a whole other universe based on an imaginary encyclopedia.
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Melvyn Bragg, now Lord Bragg of Wigton, was born in Wigton in 1939, and studied modern history at Wadham College, Oxford. He entered the media world through a BBC traineeship in 1961, taking over the editorship of BBC2's first arts programme, New Release, three years later. He is best known as the presenter of arts programs on television, especially 'The South Bank Show', in which he has made a sustained effort to present literature to a wide public in a popular and informal manner.
Over nearly four decades of pioneering broadcasting he has edited, produced and presented a wealth of award-winning documentaries and programmes across the cultural spectrum.
He is a prodigious author, publishing more than a dozen books, including 'For Want of a Nail' in 1965, and 'The Soldiers Return' in 1999. He has also written a play, two musicals and several screenplays.
Information on poet, novelist, and editor Clemens Brentano (1778-1842), a prominent member of the German Romantic movement.
Category for works by and on American writer Charles Brockden Brown (1771-1810).
Dan Brown is the author of several bestsellers, including Digital Fortress, Angels & Demons, and Deception Point. His novel The Da Vinci Code has become one of the most widely read and talked about books of recent time. He is working on a fifth novel, titled 'The Solomon Key' which is due out during 2006.
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Robert Browning was born May 7, 1812 in England. He married the poet Elizabeth Barrett in 1846, and he died in 1889.
Category for pages on Bryher (pseudonym of Annie Winifred Ellerman).
Charles Bukowski, American writer, 1920-1994
*Edgar Rice Burroughs is one of the world's most popular authors. With no previous experience as an author, he wrote and sold his first novel- A Princess of Mars- in 1912. In the ensuing thirty-eight years until his death in 1950, Burroughs wrote 91 books and a host of short stories and articles. Although best known as the creator of the classic Tarzan of the Apes and John Carter of Mars, his restless imagination knew few bounds. Burroughs' prolific pen ranged from the American West to primitive Africa and on to romantic adventures on the moon, the planets, and even beyond the farthest star.
No one knows how many copies of ERB books have been published throughout the world. It is conservative to say, however, that of the translations into 32 known languages, including Braille, the numbers must run into the hundreds of millions.
*Excerpted from the Ballantine Books editions copyright 1982
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Category for pages on Samuel Butler (1612-1680).
6th Baron Byron George Gordon Byron - British poet, born 22nd January 1788, London, died 19 April 1824, Greece.
The most popular person in Regency London, he wrote much poetry and carried on illicit affairs, most notably with Lady Caroline Lamb. His greatest love and the cause of his eventual downfall was his half-sister, Augusta, with whom he had a child.
He was a friend of the poet Percy Bysshe Shellley.