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Greenspan, Ezra

Overview
Works: 25 works in 133 publications in 3 languages and 5,602 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  History  Fiction  Bibliography  Reference works  Periodicals  Literature 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: PS121, 810.9
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Ezra Greenspan
The Cambridge companion to Walt Whitman by Ezra Greenspan( Book )

38 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 1,055 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of critical essays on the great 19th century American poet redefines the life and art of Whitman in contemporary terms, exploring such issues as modernism, feminism, and the poet's changing style in later years. Includes a chronology of Whitman's life and suggestions for further reading
William Wells Brown : an African American life by Ezra Greenspan( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Born into slavery in Kentucky, raised on the Western frontier on the farm adjacent to Daniel Boone's, "rented" out in adolescence to a succession of steamboat captains on the Mississippi and Missouri rivers, the young man known as "Sandy" reinvented himself as "William Wells" Brown after escaping to freedom. He lifted himself out of illiteracy and soon became an innovative, widely admired, and hugely popular speaker on antislavery circuits (both American and British) and went on to write the earliest African American works in a plethora of genres: travelogue, novel (the now canonized Clotel), printed play, and history. He also practiced medicine, ran for office, and campaigned for black uplift, temperance, and civil rights."--Publisher's description
Walt Whitman and the American reader by Ezra Greenspan( Book )

11 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clotel & other writings by William Wells Brown( Book )

6 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born a slave and kept functionally illiterate until he escaped at age nineteen, William Wells Brown (1814-1884) refashioned himself first as an agent of the Underground Railroad and then as an antislavery activist and self-taught orator and author, eventually becoming a foundational figure of African American literature. For his bicentennial, the Library of America presents the most comprehensive edition of Brown's writing ever published, an extraordinary collection of landmark works that together give voice to his passionate commitment to freedom and equality. A gripping account of his childhood, life in slavery, and eventual escape, Brown's first published book, Narrative of William W. Brown, A Fugitive Slave (1847), was an immediate bestseller, with four editions in its first year. Like Frederick Douglass's Narrative, the only slave autobiography to sell more copies before the Civil War, it unmasks the hypocrisy of Christian slaveholders and exposes with startling intensity the violence of slave life. Clotel; or, the President's Daughter (1853), the first novel written by an African American and Brown's most ambitious work, purports to be the history of Thomas Jefferson's black daughters and granddaughters. Dramatizing the victimization of black women under slavery, the novel measures the yawning chasm between America's founding ideals and the brutal realities of bondage. Having traveled to Europe in 1849, Brown elected to remain there after the passage of the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850, not returning to America until 1854. The American Fugitive in Europe: Sketches of Places and People Abroad (1855) is the expanded version of Brown's pioneering travelogue, recounting his intial trip to Paris as a delegate to the International Peace Congress and his extensive tours through the United Kingdom as an antislavery lecturer. The first published play by an African American, Brown's The Escape; or, A Leap for Freedom (1858) portrays a slave woman's escape from the sexual aggression of her white master. Published in the autumn of 1862 as the nation awaited President Lincoln's final Emancipation Proclamation, The Black Man, His Antecedents, His Genius, and His Achievements highlights black men of accomplishment and influence whose lives "surmounted the many obstacles which slavery and prejudice have thrown in their way." My Southern Home: or, The South and Its People (1880), Brown's last memoir, explores the complex relationships and interrelationships between blacks and whites in the South during Reconstruction. The volume is rounded out with eighteen speeches and letters from Brown's public career, most previously uncollected, dealing with abolition, party politics, black history, Reconstruction and civil rights, and temperance. Detailed explanatory notes identify Brown's many quotations and allusions throughout. -- from dust jacket
The house of Putnam, 1837-1872 : a documentary volume( Book )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the story of one of the great publishing firms of nineteenth-century America and one of the founding figures of modern American publishing. George Palmer Putnam played a central role in founding and running his publishing house and in organizing book publishers into a more centralized industry. Putnam concentrated the publishing activities of his house around a commitment to patronizing American authorship and improving the standard of American bookmaking
Studies in classic American literature by D. H Lawrence( Book )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book first published in 1923, provides a cross-section of Lawrence's writing on American literature from the previous six years, including landmark essays on Benjamin Franklin, Hector St. John de Crevecoeur, James Fenimore Cooper, Edgar Allan Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Richard Dana, Herman Melville and Walt Whitman. Eight of the essays were first published in the English Review 1918-19, but Lawrence continued to work on his material, with the aim of producing a full-length book; at various times fifteen separate items belonged to it, all of them revised on different occasions, some of them four or five times, and often corrected with the errors of their predecessors preserved. This volume offers the final 1923 version of the text in a newly corrected and uncensored form; it contains the complete surviving 1918-19 text of the essays of the English Review period, including two previously unpublished essay versions; it offers five previously unpublished essays from 1919, as well as a host of other materials (for example, four different versions of Lawrence's pioneering essay on Whitman are included)
George Palmer Putnam : representative American publisher by Ezra Greenspan( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This study is based on archival research into not only Putnam's own papers but into the records of his business, the papers of other family members, and the archives of persons with whom Putnam had contact through business and social networks. In a detailed narrative, Greenspan weaves together the story of Putnam's life and that of the development of print culture in nineteenth-century America to offer a biography of this "representative American publisher.""--Jacket
The schlemiel comes to America by Ezra Greenspan( Book )

5 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Wells Brown : a reader by William Wells Brown( Book )

9 editions published in 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ezra Greenspan has selected the best of Brown's work in a range of fields including fiction, drama, history, politics, autobiography, and travel. The volume opens with an introductory essay that places Brown and his work in a cultural and political context. Each chapter begins with a detailed introductory headnote, and the contents are closely annotated; there is also a selected bibliography. This reader offers an introduction to the work of a major African American writer who was engaged in many of the important debates of his time."--Jacket
Walt Whitman's "Song of myself" : a sourcebook and critical edition by Walt Whitman( Book )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Walt Whitman's "Song of Myself" (1855) has been enjoyed, debated, and imitated by readers, critics, and poets around the world since its publication. Many now argue that it is the most influential poem written by an American." "Functioning as both sourcebook and critical edition of Whitman's extraordinarily creative and controversial poem, this is essential reading for all those beginning detailed study of "Song of Myself" and seeking a way through Whitman's text and the wealth of contextual and critical material that surrounds it."--Jacket
Book history( Book )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Song of myself : a sourcebook and critical edition by Walt Whitman( Book )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Book history( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clotel et other writings by William Wells Brown( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Book history. -- by Reading, and Publishing Society for the History of Authorship( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Book history by Reading, and Publishing Society for the History of Authorship( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The schlemiel comes to America : a reading of Jewish-American fiction by Ezra Greenspan( Book )

2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wo er te · hui te man( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in Chinese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Cambridge edition of the letters and works of D.H. Lawrence by D. H Lawrence( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dictionary of literary biography. . a documentary volume( Book )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Cambridge companion to Walt Whitman
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English (124)

Spanish (1)

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Walt Whitman and the American readerThe house of Putnam, 1837-1872 : a documentary volumeStudies in classic American literatureGeorge Palmer Putnam : representative American publisherWilliam Wells Brown : a readerWalt Whitman's "Song of myself" : a sourcebook and critical editionBook historySong of myself : a sourcebook and critical edition