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Kaplan, Justin

Overview
Works: 91 works in 531 publications in 4 languages and 23,610 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Quotations  Reference works  Fiction  Poetry  Biographies  Autobiographies  Travel writing  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Short stories 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Annotator, Correspondent, Contributor
Classifications: PN6081, 811.3
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Most widely held works by Justin Kaplan
Familiar quotations : a collection of passages, phrases, and proverbs traced to their sources in ancient and modern literature by John Bartlett( Book )

23 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,727 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The epitome of quotation books, Bartlett's began in 1855. More than 22,000 quotations are arranged chronologically by the birth date of the person quoted and there are extensive indexes by author, subject and keyword. Emphasis is on British and American quotations, with Bible and Shakespeare amply represented. Exact references to original sources and helpful historical footnotes are provided. Each edition deletes and adds quotations so it is wise to retain earlier copies. First published in 1855 as a small booklet containing a mere 258 pages of quotes by 169 authors, Bartlett's Familiar Quotations has been completely revised and updated for the sixteenth edition by noted Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer Justin Kaplan. Bartlett's gives the reader a vast panorama of the world, from the ancient Egyptians to the latest movie, from the inspirational to the downright funny. In addition to John Bartlett's original criterion that quotations be "household words", Mr. Kaplan has chosen quotes for their "literary power, intellectual and historical significance, originality, and timeliness". Bartlett's, unrivaled as the classic and indispensable reference, mirrors the culture and the changes that have taken place since 1980, when the fifteenth edition was published. It contains many non-traditional sources for quotations; new additions represent television, movies, politics, pop and rock music, advertising slogans, and even street slang. The sixteenth edition contains over 20,000 quotations, representing 2,550 authors, 340 of whom are new to Bartlett's. Although Shakespeare and the Bible are still the most heavily quoted sources, this new edition casts a wider net than its predecessors in broadening Bartlett's cultural base. Newcomers include Russell Baker, Leonard Bernstein, Mel Brooks, Noam Chomsky, Annie Dillard, Elvis, M.F.K. Fisher, Stephen Hawking, Milan Kundera, John Lennon, Norman Mailer, Nelson Mandela, Salman Rushdie, Dr. Seuss, Sun-Tsu, the Talmud, Alice Walker, and Elie Wiesel. Mr. Kaplan, with the assistance of a number of scholars and the Little, Brown editorial staff, has given even the mainstays of Bartlett's close scrutiny. Not only has the general text been considerably revised, the supplementary information in the footnotes has been thoroughly edited and pruned. Several quotations that were formerly in the footnotes have been moved to the main text. In the famous Bartlett's tradition, authors are arranged in chronological order, which illuminates the prevailing influences and ideas surrounding any given quotation. The general index, more than 600 pages long, continues to be an invaluable resource for finding quotations by way of keywords; it has been painstakingly edited to be more accurate and complete. Whether for sheer enjoyment or literary pursuit, for inspiration or adding zest to conversation or a presentation, for research or for the ultimate source for "Who said that", this new edition of Bartlett's is a map through our culture and history
Mr. Clemens and Mark Twain : a biography by Justin Kaplan( Book )

79 editions published between 1966 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Although this biography of Mark Twain begins when Twain is 31 ... the book is a full account of Twain, his life and his work related both to his early years and to the 'Gilded Age' of his mature life."
Walt Whitman, a life by Justin Kaplan( Book )

44 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 3,080 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of Walt Whitman providing insight into his childhood, relationships, career, and major written works. Focuses on the ways in which Whitman expressed his philosophies and ideologies in his everyday life and poetry. Includes several photographs taken from throughout Whitman's life
Bartlett's familiar quotations : a collection of passages, phrases, and proverbs traced to their sources in ancient and modern literature by John Bartlett( Book )

14 editions published between 1882 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A new edition of the classic reference, first published in 1855, features more than twenty thousand quotations, representing some 2,500 authors, including new selections from Bill Clinton, Margaret Atwood, and Mother Teresa
Mark Twain and his world by Justin Kaplan( Book )

34 editions published between 1974 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 2,361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume is a pictorial biography of American author and humorist Mark Twain (1835-1910). Twain is noted for his novels Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884), which has been called "the Great American Novel", and The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (1876). Twain was a friend to presidents, artists, industrialists, and European royalty. Twain was very popular, and his keen wit and incisive satire earned praise from critics and peers. This work features color illustrations, reproductions of paintings, and photographs intended to supplement and enhance the words that describe the life and times of "the father of American literature."
Lincoln Steffens : a biography by Justin Kaplan( Book )

24 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,769 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes information of Steffens' works as a muckraker journalist and his visits with Mexican and Russian revolutionaries
The language of names by Justin Kaplan( Book )

7 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 966 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of names and naming drawn from social and literary accounts, psychology, and anthropology, discussing how names can define class structure, ethnic and religious practices, manners, and everyday life, and argues that one's name is inextricably bound to personality, character, and role
When the Astors owned New York : blue bloods and grand hotels in a Gilded Age by Justin Kaplan( Book )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 935 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the lives of cousins William Waldorf Astor and John Jacob Astor IV, rivals who pursued separate ambitions, built the original Waldorf-Astoria hotel, and influenced social behavior before John Jacob perished aboard the Titanic
Mark Twain : a profile by Justin Kaplan( Book )

9 editions published between 1967 and 1976 in English and held by 723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great short works of Mark Twain by Mark Twain( Book )

27 editions published between 1962 and 2006 in English and held by 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of short works includes speeches, letters, essays, and such stories as The Jumping Frog, The Mysterious Stranger, and The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg
Back then : two lives in 1950's New York by Anne Bernays( Book )

6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anecdotal account of two people coming of age in privileged New York society is a dual memoir that traces the writing couple's careers and challenges as they witness the social revolutions, McCarthyism, and Cold War of the second half of the twentiethcentury
The Best American Essays 1990( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Compiles a selection of the best literary essays of the year 1989 which were originally published in American periodicals
The complete humorous sketches and tales of Mark Twain : now collected for the first time by Mark Twain( Book )

6 editions published between 1985 and 2006 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This richly entertaining and comprehensive collection presents sixty-six of the very best of Mark Twain's short pieces. Compiled by Pulitzer Prize-winning Twain scholar and biographer Justin Kaplan
Leaves of grass by Walt Whitman( Book )

8 editions published between 1983 and 2004 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the 1892 "deathbed" edition of Whitman's great work, comprising all the poems in his collection "Leaves of grass."
Born to trouble : one hundred years of Huckleberry Finn by Justin Kaplan( Book )

9 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The pocket Aristotle. Selections from physics, psychology, metaphysics, Nicomachean ethics, politics, poetics by Aristotle( Book )

21 editions published between 1958 and 1972 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents selections from the Greek philosopher's work designed to convey the full range of his thought
Bartlett's Shakespeare quotations by William Shakespeare( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains quotations taken from the more than thirty plays by William Shakespeare; arranged chronologically
Life on the Mississippi by Mark Twain( Book )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of Twain's experiences as an apprentice riverboat pilot in the days of the great Mississippi steamboats
Bartlett's Bible quotations( Book )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of quotations from the Bible that provides education, advice, inspiration, and source material
Complete poetry and collected prose by Walt Whitman( Book )

24 editions published between 1982 and 2008 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the most comprehensive volume of Walt Whitman (1819-1892) ever published. It includes all of his poetry and what he considered his complete prose. This is also the only collection that includes, in exactly the form in which it appeared in 1855, the first edition of Leaves of Grass. This was the book, a commercial failure, that prompted Emerson's famous message to Whitman: "I greet you at the beginning of a great career". These twelve poems, including what were later to be entitled "Song of Myself" and "I Sing the Body Electric", and a preface announcing the author's poetic theories, were the first stage of a massive, lifelong work. Six editions and some thirty-seven years later Leaves of Grass had become one of the central volumes in the history of world poetry. Each edition involved revisions of earlier poems and the incorporation of new ones. In 1856, for example, he added such poems as "Crossing Brooklyn Ferry" and "Spontaneous Me"; in the third edition (1860) "Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking" and two new sections, "Calamus" and "Children of Adam". In the fourth (1867) he incorporated the Civil War poems published a few years earlier as Drum-Taps and Sequel to Drum-Taps, including the poems on the death of Lincoln, notably "When Lilacs Last in the Door Yard Bloom'd." And so it went, a triumphant progress, hailed by Emerson, Thoreau, Rossetti and others, but also, as with the sixth edition in 1881-82, beset by charges of obscenity for such poems as "A Woman Waits for Me." Printed here is the final, the great culminating edition of 1891-92, the last supervised by Whitman himself just before his death. Whitman's prose is no less extraordinary. Specimen Days and Collect (1882) includes reminiscences of nineteenth-century New York City that will fascinate readers in the twentieth, notes on the Civil War, especially his service in Washington hospitals, and trenchant comments on books and authors. Democratic Vistas (1871), in its attacks on the misuses of national wealth after the Civil War, is relevant to conditions in our own time, and November Boughs (1888) brings together retrospective prefaces, opinions, random autobiographical bits that are in effect an extended epilogue on Whitman's life, works, and times. Here it all is, the complete Whitman-elegiac, comic, furtive, outrageous-the most innovative and original of American authors
 
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Familiar quotations : a collection of passages, phrases, and proverbs traced to their sources in ancient and modern literature
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Justin Kaplan Amerikaans schrijver (1925-2014)

Justin Kaplan biographe, spécialiste de la littérature américaine du 19e siècle

Kaplan, Daniel Joe.

Kaplan, Joe

Kaplan, Justin

Kaplan, Justin D.

Kaplan, Justin Daniel.

Kaplan, Justin E.

Джастин Каплан

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Mr. Clemens and Mark Twain : a biographyWalt Whitman, a lifeBartlett's familiar quotations : a collection of passages, phrases, and proverbs traced to their sources in ancient and modern literatureLincoln Steffens : a biographyThe language of namesWhen the Astors owned New York : blue bloods and grand hotels in a Gilded AgeGreat short works of Mark TwainBack then : two lives in 1950's New York