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Thelonious Monk

Name at birth: Thellous Junior MonkThelonious Sphere Monk is considered one of the most important (and eccentric) jazz composers of the century. One of the early practitioners of bebop during the 194…

A Monk Swimming

Author:Malachy McCourtPublisher:Hyperion The first reaction to Malachy's memoir is inevitably that he's trying to cash in on the fame of his brother, Frank, the writer who pen…

Geraldine Ferraro

Geraldine Ferraro was the first woman ever to run on a major party presidential ticket in the United States. A Democrat, she was Walter Mondale's running mate in 1984 in his losing race with incumben…

Geraldine Page

Geraldine PageactressBorn: 11/22/1924Birthplace: Kirksville, Missouri Page turned in many notable performances on stage and screen, often playing fragile, eccentric characters. After 7 Oscar nominatio…

Brewer's: Monk Lewis

Matthew Gregory Lewis is so called from his novel entitled The Monk. (1773-1818.) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Monk listening to a BirdMonk A B C D E …

Brewer's: Monk

in printing, is a black smear or blotch made by leaving too much ink on the part. Caxton set up his printing-press in the scriptorium of Westminster Abbey; and the associations of this plac…

Brewer's: Monk of Westminster

Richard of Cirencester, the historian. (Fourteenth century.) Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894MonkeyMonk listening to a Bird A B C D E F G H I J K L…

Thelonious Monk Biography

Thelonious Monkjazz pianist, composer, arrangerBorn: 10/10/1917Birthplace: Rocky Mount, North Carolina Jazz pianist, composer, and arranger known for his influence on avant-garde jazz and for…

Brewer's: Basilian Monks

Monks of the Order of St. Basil, who lived in the fourth century. This Order has produced 14 popes, 1,805 bishops, 3,010 abbots, and 11,085 martyrs. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable…

Brewer's: Maul of Monks

(The). Thomas Cromwell, visitor-general of English monasteries, many of which he summarily suppressed (1490-1540). Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Maunciples…