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Joel Elias Spingarn

Joel Elias SpingarnBorn: 17-May-1875
Birthplace: New York City
Died: 26-Jul-1939
Location of death: New York City
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Critic, Activist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Literary critic, NAACP leader

Military service: US Army (WWI, Colonel)

Established the Spingarn Medal in 1914.

Brother: Arthur B. Spingarn (later Chairman of NAACP)
Wife: (married)
Son: Edward D. W. Spingarn (economist, b. 22-Oct-1911, d. 7-May-2005)

    University: Columbia University (1895)
    University: Harvard University (one year)
    University: PhD, Columbia University (1899)
    Professor: Comparative Literature, Columbia University (assist 1899-09, full 1909-11)

    NAACP Chairman (1913-39)
    Harcourt Brace and Company Co-Founder (1919)

Author of books:
History of Literary Criticism in the Renaissance (1899)
The New Criticism (1911)
The New Hesperides, and Other Poems (1911, poetry)
Creative Criticism (1917)
Poems (1924, poetry)
Poetry and Religion (1924)


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