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Variant of eggar.


(ˈɛɡə) or


(Animals) any of various widely distributed moths of the family Lasiocampidae, such as Lasiocampa quercus (oak egger) of Europe, having brown bodies and wings
[C18: from egg1, from the egg-shaped cocoon]
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Noun1.egger - moth having nonfunctional mouthparts as adultsegger - moth having nonfunctional mouthparts as adults; larvae feed on tree foliage and spin egg-shaped cocoons
lasiocampid, lasiocampid moth - medium-sized stout-bodied neutral-colored moths with comb-like antennae
genus Lasiocampa, Lasiocampa - type genus of the Lasiocampidae: eggars
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In it, Eggers marshals the storytelling talent he displayed in Zeitoun, his 2009 account of a Syrian-American family devastated by Hurricane Katrina and inane bureaucracy, to explore the story of Mokhtar Alkhanshali, a young Yemeni American who must overcome civil war, terrorism and his own inexperience and selfdoubt to pursue his singular vision of entrepreneurial success in the specialty coffee business.
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Postirony: The Nonfictional Literature of David Foster Wallace and Dave Eggers
In his novel <i>A Hologram for the King</i> (McSweeney's, 2012), Dave Eggers has taken his skepticism toward whatever remains of the American dream to a deeper level than in his earlier book of imaginative reportage, <i>Zeitoun</i> (2009).
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Existentialist Engagement in Wallace, Eggers and Foer: A Philosophical Analysis of Contemporary American Literature.
Raised in a tiny New Hampshire village, Robert Eggers frequently let his imagination stray to the rural area's occult past--a sensibility that feeds into his Sundance-bound directorial debut, "The Witch," a remarkably authentic, period horror movie set among a family of superstitious Puritans, circa 1630.
American Authorship and Autobiographical Narrative: Mailer, Wideman, and Eggers.
The founder of McSweeny's and a frequent contributor to the New Yorker, Dave Eggers has written novels, short stories, screenplays, children's books, and nonfiction.
From the publication of his best-selling memoir A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius (2000) through the development of increasingly intricate links between his literary work and social activism, the trajectory of the versatile US-American author and independent publisher Dave Eggers has been marked by a self-conscious "effort to control all the aspects of his paratextual world" in general (Brouillette <http://reconstruction.