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Behn

 (bān, bĕn), Aphra or Ayfara 1640-1689.
British writer of plays, poetry, and fiction who was one of the first professional women authors in English. Her best-known work is the prose fiction Oroonoko (1688).
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Behn

(bɛn)
n
(Biography) Aphra (ˈæfrə). 1640–89, English dramatist and novelist, best known for her play The Rover (1678) and her novel Oroonoko (1688)
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Behn

(beɪn)
n.
Aphra, 1640–89, English writer.
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This young fellow lay in bed reading one of Mrs Behn's novels; for he had been instructed by a friend that he would find no more effectual method of recommending himself to the ladies than the improving his understanding, and filling his mind with good literature.
No doubt aware of the contemporary belief that Lucretius required the services of a "masculine" translator, (16) Behn draws a contrast between the woman poet and the male philosopher, between gendered styles of writing soft verse and doing hard philosophy:
Among the dramatists whose work Meg reads is Aphra Behn, who had more than a dozen of her plays produced in the Restoration Period.
Throughout she analyzes and interprets both well-known authors like Jonathan Swift, Daniel Defoe, and Alexander Pope, and more obscure writers including Aphra Behn, Delariviere Manley, and Bonnell Thornton.
Behn (1640-1689) was the first professional female writer in England and wrote some of the most sparkling plays of the period, the most enduring of which is The Rover,a restoration romantic comedy of love.
'Fra hjerte til hjerte' (From heart to heart), a book written by the Norwegian Princess Martha Louise and her husband Ari Behn, has been released today (7 October).
The countess chose a daring rose-red evening gown when she and husband Prince Edward attended a banquet to celebrate today's marriage of Norway's Princess Martha Louise to writer Ari Behn.
(1) However, some female writers did participate in the genre, and Aphra Behn's contributions not only show her familiarity with the masculine conventions of satire but also reveal her original contributions to the development of the complex theory and practice of satire that characterizes a major component of eighteenth-century literature in England.
Scott Behn is leaving his position as chief executive officer (CEO) of Mosaic Telecom (Cameron, Wis.) to join Aureon, a business solutions provider in Des Moines, lowa, as its CEO.
A Benjamin Zephaniah B Ben Aprahah C Aphra Behn D Behn Oronoko 12.
Indian media outlets claimed that the ICG ship Meera Behn, had noticed a Pakistani fishing boat in Indian waters while patrolling close to the International Maritime Boundary Line (IMBL).