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Happy Face

Happy Face is the debut novel by African-American writer Christopher Reel. The novel was published in 2010, released simultaneously in digital and hardcopy formats. The novel is about a loner dealing with the suicide of his mother, love, trying to figure out his existence, and other situation in the human condition.

Abolakara

Abōlakarā is a fictional character used in prose, poetry and short stories of the Oriya literature of Indias Odisha state. Literally Abōlakarā means a disobedient person in the Oriya language.

Abtin

Abtin is a character in Shahnama, who is the father of Fereydun. His name translated in English means, "The one with good thoughts, good words and good deeds". These three traits are very important characteristics in Zoroastrianism. Unlike how it is spelt, the pronunciation of the name is not "Abtin" but it is rather "Aub-teen".

Æschere

In the Anglo-Saxon epic Beowulf, Æschere is Hrothgars most trusted advisor who is killed by Grendels mother in her attack on Heorot after Grendels death. His name is composed of the Germanic elements Æsc, meaning ash, and here, meaning army. King Hrothgar describes Æschere as min runwita ond min rædbora, which implies that he knows mysteries or enigmas and also has a duty to explain those mysteries aloud to a community. But by killing and decapitating Æschere, Grendels mother highlights an anxiety within the poem about things that defy human interpretation. Beowulf and his Geatish warriors ...

Anactoria

Anactoria is the name of a woman mentioned by poet Sappho as a lover of hers in Sapphos Fragment 16, often referred to by the title "To an Army Wife, in Sardis". Sappho 31 is traditionally called the "Ode to Anactoria", though no name appears in it. Algernon Charles Swinburne wrote a long poem in Poems and Ballads titled Anactoria, in which Sappho addresses Anactoria in imagery that includes sadomasochism, cannibalism, and dystheism. Lipking 1988 discusses Swinburnes poem.

Andre de France

Andre de France or Andre de Paris is an Old French romance, written in the 12th century, whose text is now lost. The eponymous hero was in love with a queen, and eventually died of love. Stronski has listed 22 passages by troubadours that reference the story, including two by Raimbaut de Vaqueiras. It may have been written in the form of a short narrative poem.

                                     

ⓘ Literary characters

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