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Sour Grapes

Director/Writer:Larry DavidDirector of Photography:Victor HammerEditor:Priscilla Nedd-FriendlyProduction Designer:Charles RosenProducer:Laurie LennardCastle Rock; R; 91 minutesRelease:4/98Cast…

The Devil's Dictionary: Wrath

by Ambrose Bierce WORSHIPWRATH -n. Anger of a superior quality and degree, appropriate to exalted characters and momentous occasions; as, "the wrath of God," "the day of wrath," etc. Amongs…

Brewer's: Wrath's Hole

(Cornwall). The legend is that Bolster, a gigantic wrath or evil spirit, paid embarrassing attention to St. Agnes, who told him she would listen to his …

Brewer's: Grapes

The grapes are sour. You disparage it because it is beyond your reach. The allusion is to the well-known fable of the fox, which tried in vain to get at some grapes, but when he found they …

Brewer's: Sour Grapes

Things despised because they are beyond our reach. Many men of low degree call titles and dignities “sour grapes;” and men of no parts turn up their noses at literary honours. T…

The Devil's Dictionary: Grape

by Ambrose Bierce GRAMMARGRAPESHOTGRAPE -n. Hail noble fruit! — by Homer sung, Anacreon and Khayyam; Thy praise is ever on the tongue Of better men than I am. The lyre …

Aesop's Fables: The Fox and the Grapes

by Aesop IntroductionThe Goose That Laid the Golden EggsThe Fox and the Grapes A hungry Fox saw some fine bunches of Grapes hanging from a vine that was trained along a high trellis, and …

John Steinbeck

John Steinbeck was one of the best-known American novelists of the mid-20th century. His frequent topic was the plight of the misfits, the homeless and the hopeless in a fast-changing America. (Thos…

Henry Fonda

Henry Fonda was one of America's most popular movie stars from the 1940s through the 1970s. Early in his career he was closely associated with director John Ford, starring in Ford movies including Yo…

Henry Fonda Biography

Henry FondaactorBorn: 5/16/1905Birthplace: Grand Island, Nebraska Academy and Tony Award-winning film and stage actor who as a young man portrayed honest, hardworking men, and as an adult often play…