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"A Closed Book" is a 2010 British film based on the novel of the same name by Gilbert Adair, about a blind author who employs an assistant to help him write his novels. Throughout the film the assistant starts to play crueler and crueler tricks on her employer. The film is directed by Raúl Ruiz, and stars Daryl Hannah as assistant Jane Ryder, and Tom Conti as author Sir Paul. A Closed Book was filmed at Knebworth House in the UK.

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Google previewThe Encyclopedia of the Novel (2014)

“Dead hands keep a closed book,” Times Higher Education Supplement, 5 June, ...

Google previewThe Prophet's Dictionary (2006)

by Paula A. Price Ph.D.

A closed book indicates completion of its subject matter or exclusion from it. In the latter case, it is an invitation to win the right to open and learn from what is in it. An open book invites free access to its knowledge and implies the call to release ...

Google previewThe Continuum Encyclopedia of Symbols (2000)

by Udo Becker

A closed book in the visual arts sometimes refers to possibilities not yet actualized or to mysteries; in Christian art, it also refers to Mary's virginity, while an open book in connection with Mary refers to the fulfillment of the promise of the Old ...

Google previewA Dictionary of American Proverbs (1992)

by Wolfgang Mieder, Stewart A. Kingsbury, Kelsie B. Harder

A closed book does not produce a learned man. Rec. dist.: Ill . 5.

Google previewA Protestant Dictionary (1904)

Containing Articles on the History, Doctrines, and Practices of the Christian Church by Charles Henry Hamilton Wright, Charles Neil

Printing had been invented, the Bible was no longer a closed book, the tenets of the early Church could be learnt by a study of the Fathers in spite of interpolations, and a reformation in doctrine, although delayed during the reign of Henry, ...

Google previewAn Encyclopedia of Freemasonry and Its Kindred Sciences ... (1905)

Containing Also an Addendum, Giving the Results of Subsequent Study, Research and Discovery to the Present Time, and a Self-pronouncing Dictionary by Albert Gallatin Mackey, Charles Thompson McClenachan

A closed book, a sealed ...

Google previewAn Encyclopaedia of Freemasonry and Its Kindred Sciences (1874)

Comprising the Whole Range of Arts, Sciences and Literature as Connected with the Institution by Albert Gallatin Mackey

" A closed book, a sealed book, indicates that its contents are secret ; and a book or roll folded up was the symbol , ...

Google preview... An Encyclopedia of Freemasonry and Its Kindred Sciences, Comprising the Whole Range of Arts, Sciences and Literature as Connected with the Institution (1912)

by Albert Gallatin Mackey, Edward L. Hawkins, William James Hughan

A closed book, a sealed book, indicates that its contents are secret; and a book or roll folded up was the symbol, says Wemyss, of a law abrogated, or of a thing of no further use. Hence, as the reverse of all this, the Book of the Law is opened in ...

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A closed mind is like a closed book; just a block of wood
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