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Ursula K. Le Guin

Name at birth: Ursula KroeberAmerican author Ursula K. Le Guin was one of the more lauded science fiction authors of the 20th century, the author of The Earthsea Trilogy and The Left Hand of Darkness…

Le Guin, Ursula Kroeber

(Encyclopedia) Le Guin, Ursula Kroeber krō´bər lə gwĭn´ [key], 1929–2018, American writer, b. Berkeley, Calif.; daughter of anthropologist Alfred Louis Kroeber . Possessing a…

Guinness, Sir Alec

(Encyclopedia) Guinness, Sir Alec gĭn´əs [key], 1914–2000, English actor, b. London. After his stage debut in 1934, Guinness performed with John Gielgud 's company and at…

Güines

(Encyclopedia) Güines gwē´nās [key], city (1994 est. pop. 46,000), Mayabeque prov., W Cuba. It is located in one of the island's most heavily farmed areas. Güines was founded in…

Sir Alec Guinness

Name at birth: Alec Guinness de CuffeAn Oscar-winner in 1958 and knighted in 1959, Alec Guinness became one of the most celebrated actors of the 20th century. He is known to modern audiences as the…

John Le Carré

Name at birth: David John Moore CornwellJohn Le Carré is the nom de plume of David Cornwell, an English author of literary spy novels with labyrinthine plots and an air of disillusionment. While in…

Kellogg, W. K.

(Encyclopedia) Kellogg, W. K. (Will Keith Kellogg): see Kellogg, John Harvey .

Narayan, R. K.

(Encyclopedia) Narayan, R. K. (Rasipuram Krishnaswami Narayan) nərī´yän [key], 1906–2001, Indian novelist, b. Madras (now Chennai). Narayan, who wrote in English, published his first…