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2005-10-03 08:38:20

SEATTLE (Reuters) - Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright August Wilson, whose cycle of plays chronicling 20th-century African-American life brought a new frankness to the way theater dealt with race, died of liver cancer on Sunday in Seattle, a hospital spokesman said. He was 60. Wilson disclosed his illness in August when a spokeswoman said he may have only months to live. He spent part of the last months of his life working on "Radio Golf," the 10th and final play in what has become...

2005-08-26 12:39:51

SEATTLE (Reuters) - August Wilson, an award-winning playwright who focuses on the lives of African-Americans, has liver cancer and may have only months to live, a spokeswoman for Wilson said on Friday. His condition was diagnosed in June and his prognosis was serious, said the spokeswoman, who declined to be named. "It's not like poker, you can't throw your hand in," Wilson, 60 told his hometown newspaper, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, which broke the story of his illness. "I've lived...

2005-08-26 09:19:19

PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - August Wilson, an award-winning playwright who focuses on the lives of African Americans, has liver cancer and may have only months to live, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette said on Friday. Citing an interview with Wilson from his home in Seattle, the newspaper said his condition was diagnosed in June. He was recommended immediate treatment including a liver transplant, but the disease proved too far advanced to be halted. "It's not like poker, you can't throw...

2005-08-26 09:15:14

PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - August Wilson, an award-winning playwright who focuses on the lives of African Americans, has liver cancer and may have only months to live, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette said on Friday. Citing an interview with Wilson from his home in Seattle, the newspaper said his condition was diagnosed in June. He was recommended immediate treatment including a liver transplant, but the disease proved too far advanced to be halted. "It's not like poker, you can't throw...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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