William Cowper Brann


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(1855–98), journalist and lecturer, notorious for his violent, often unconventional treatment of moral and social problems. As editor of the Iconoclast of Waco, Tex., he was involved in a quarrel with a local religious college, which resulted in his murder. Among his works are Potiphar's Wife (1897) and Brann's Scrap-Book (1898). A collection of his writings was published after his death as Brann, the Iconoclast (1898), and his Works appeared in 1919.

From The Oxford Companion to American Literature in Oxford Reference.

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