Behn, Aphra

 (1640–1689) English writer.

Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors. 2013.

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  • Behn, Aphra — Behn, Aphra, eine englische Dichterin, berühmt wegen ihres Talentes und ihrer ausgezeichneten Schönheit. Sie hieß eigentlich Johnson, lebte in ihrer frühesten Jugend in Surinam, heirathete den Kaufmann Behn, ging mit diesem nach England und dann… …   Damen Conversations Lexikon

  • Behn, Aphra — (1640 1689)    Behn (formerly Johnson), a dramatist, novelist, and poet, is said to have been the first Englishwoman known to earn her living by writing. However, this could be challenged by Emelia Lanier (see entry), whose poem Salve Deus Rex… …   British and Irish poets

  • Behn, Aphra — born July 1640, Harbledown?, Kent, Eng. died April 16, 1689, London English dramatist, novelist, and poet, the first Englishwoman known to earn her living by writing. Her early life is obscure (as is her original surname), but she spent most of… …   Universalium

  • Behn, Aphra — (jul. 1640, ¿Harbledown?, Kent, Inglaterra–16 abr. 1689, Londres). Poetisa, dramaturga y novelista inglesa, fue quizás la primera escritora inglesa que se ganó la vida escribiendo. Se tienen pocos antecedentes de sus primeros años; sólo se sabe… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Behn, Aphra (Johnston) — (1640 1689)    Novelist and dramatist, dau. of a barber named Johnston, but went with a relative whom she called father to Surinam, of which he had been appointed Governor. He, however, d. on the passage thither, and her childhood and youth were… …   Short biographical dictionary of English literature

  • Aphra Behn — (July 10, 1640–April 16, 1689) was a prolific dramatist of the Restoration and was one of the first English professional female writers. Her writing participated in the amatory fiction genre of British literature.Early lifeThe personal history of …   Wikipedia

  • Aphra Behn — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Aphra Behn Aphra Behn (Wye, Kent, 1640 Londres, 16 de abril de 1689), escritora y espía británica. Contenido …   Wikipedia Español

  • Aphra Behn — [Aphra Behn] (1640–89) an English writer of plays, novels and poems. She was probably the first professional woman writer in England. Her best known works include the play The Rover (1678) and the novel Oroonoko (1688), an attack on ↑slavery …   Useful english dictionary

  • Behn — Behn, Aphra, eine durch Schönheit, Witz und Abenteuer berufene engl. Dichterin und Schriftstellerin, geb. 1640 in Wyn, gest. 1689 in London, Tochter eines Barbiers (angeblich des Gouverneurs von Surinam), Johnson, wurde in Westindien frei erzogen …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Aphra Behn — Esquisse d’un portrait d’Aphra Behn. fr …   Wikipédia en Français

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