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The Notebooks of Don Rigoberto

Author:Mario Vargas LlosaPublisher:Farrar Straus & Giroux Peruvian expatriate Vargas Llosa has left the dry political allegory of his most recent novel, Death in the Andes, and returned to…

Golden

The Golden (“Auratus”). So Jean Dorat, one of the Pleiad poets of France, was called by a pun on his name. This pun may perhaps pass muster; not so the preposterous title given …

Andrew Golden

13, and Andrew Golden, 11, students at Westside Middle School in Jonesboro, Ark., shocked the nation by opening fire on their classmates on March 24. The rampage, possibly meant as revenge a…

Golden Calf

We all worship the golden calf, i.e. money. The reference is to the golden calf made by Aaron when Moses was absent on Mount Sinai. (Exod. xxxii.) According to a common local tradition, Aar…

Golden Mean

Keep the golden mean. The wise saw of Cleobulos, King of Rhodes (B.C. 630-559). Distant alike from each, to neither lean, But ever keep the happy Golden Mean. Rowe: The Golden Verses. Sou…

Golden Slipper

(The), in Negro melodies, like “golden streets,” etc., symbolises the joys of the land of the leal; and to wear the golden slipper means to enter into the joys of Paradise. The …

The Golden Bird

The Golden Bird A certain king had a beautiful garden, and in the garden stood a tree which bore golden apples. These apples were always counted, and about the time when they began to grow rip…

Golden Age

The best age; as the golden age of innocence, the golden age of literature. Chronologers divide the time between Creation and the birth of Christ into ages; Hesiod describes five, and Lord …

Golden Apple

“What female heart can gold despise? ” (Gray) In allusion to the fable of Atalanta, the swiftest of all mortals. She vowed to marry only that man who could outstrip her in a rac…

Golden Bonds

Aurelian allowed the captive queen Zenobia to have a slave to hold up her golden fetters. Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894Golden Bowl is BrokenGolden Bay A B…