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Fred Kaplan (biographer)

This article is about the biographer. For the journalist and columnist, see Fred Kaplan.

Fred Kaplan
Born 1937
The Bronx, New York City
Occupation Biographer
Alma mater Brooklyn College (B.A.)
Columbia University (Ph.D.)

Fred Kaplan (born 1937) is distinguished Professor Emeritus of English at Queens College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.[1]


He was born in 1937 in The Bronx, New York City, and attended Lafayette High School and Brooklyn College[2]


He is the author of several biographies.[3] His book Thomas Carlyle was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award,[4] and the Pulitzer Prize.[5]


  1. ^ "The Graduate Center, CUNY - Fred Kaplan". 2011-09-15. Retrieved 2012-12-06. 
  2. ^ Tara George, "He's A Star At Queens College." New York Daily News Dec 12, 1996 [1]
  3. ^ Kaplan, Fred. "'"Results for 'au:Kaplan, Fred,. Retrieved 2012-12-06. 
  4. ^ "All Past National Book Critics Circle Award Winners and Finalists". National Book Critics Circle. Retrieved 11 February 2013. 
  5. ^ "biography or autobiography". The Pulitzer Prizes. Retrieved 11 February 2013. 
  6. ^ A. D. Hutter. (1988-10-23). "Boz Abounding DICKENS: A BIOGRAPHY by Fred Kaplan". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2012-12-06. Kaplan's critical insights into Dickens' work always concentrate on the connections between the life and related fictional projections of the self. The result is a critical reading of Dickens' works at once original and unified, always subordinated to the primary enterprise of biography itself. 

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