Justin Kaplan


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Justin Kaplan (September 5, 1925, New York) is an American writer and editor. He is best known for biography including Samuel Clemens, Lincoln Steffens, and Walt Whitman.

Kaplan received his bachelor of science degree from Harvard University in 1945. After pursuing a post-graduate degree for two years, he left graduate school to work for the publishing house Simon & Schuster, where he ... more »

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  • ''Television, despite its enormous presence, turns out to have added pitifully few lines to the communal memory.''
    Justin Kaplan (b. 1925), U.S. literary historian, biographer, editor. Quoted in Observer (London, June 9, 1991). On editing the 1992 edition of Ba...
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