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Beowulf

Beowulf is the hero of an ancient epic, titled Beowulf, which is the oldest known epic narrative composed in English. Beowulf is a powerful warrior who comes to the aid of the Danish king Hrothgar, wh…

Neil Gaiman

A popular writer of fantasy and the dreamily macabre, Neil Gaiman created the landmark comic Sandman and wrote the novella Coraline. He began writing in the early 1980s, first as a journalist and boo…

Grendel

A superhuman monster slain by Beowulf, in the Anglo-Saxon romance of that title. (See Turner's abridgement.) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Gresham CollegeG…

Angelina Jolie

Name at birth: Angelina Jolie VoightOscar-winning actress Angelina Jolie is known as much for her offscreen romances, adoptions and political activism as for her movie roles. Angelina Jolie first mad…

1000–1099 (A.D.) World History

Mesa VerdeCliff Dwellings(c. 1000–1300)Pete MaioCathedral and Tower at PisaTasha Vincentc. 1000–1300Classic Pueblo period of Anasazi culture; cliff dwellings.c. 1000Hungary and Sca…

Italicization

Italicize the following (or underline if writing by hand or using a typewriter):The titles of books, plays, book-length poems, magazines, and newspapers: War and Peace TIME magazine Twelfth …

2006-2007 Obie Awards

The 2006–2007 Obie Awards, honoring distinguished achievement in Off-Broadway and Off-Off-Broadway productions, were presented on May 21, 2007, at New York University's Ski…

In Joyce's Wake

Contemporary Irish writers live up to legend by Ricco Villanueva Siasoco Ulysses: Joyce's masterpiece. Related Links Notable Irish WritersThe Booker PrizeBest Novels of the Ce…

Biographies

Selected Biographies A to Z A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z More Biographies Don…