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Carl Van Doren

AKA Carl Clinton Van Doren

Born: 10-Sep-1885
Birthplace: Hope, IL
Died: 18-Jul-1950
Location of death: Torrington, CT
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Cornwall Hollow Cemetery, Cornwall Hollow, CT

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Critic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The American Novel

Father: Charles Lucius Van Doren
Mother: Dora Butz
Brother: Mark Van Doren (poet and author, b. 1894, d. 1972)
Wife: Irita Bradford (div.)
Wife: Jean Wright (div.)

    University: AB, University of Illinois (1907)
    University: PhD, Columbia University (1911)

    Century Magazine Literary Editor (1922-25)
    The Nation Literary Editor (1919-22)
    Pulitzer Prize for Biography 1939 for Benjamin Franklin

Author of books:
The Life of Thomas Love Peacock (1911, biography)
The American Novel (1921, criticism)
Contemporary American Novelists, 1900-1920 (1922, criticism)
James Branch Cabell (1925, biography)
American and British Literature Since 1890 (1925, criticism)
Swift: Jonathan Swift, A Biography (1930, biography)
What Is American Literature? (1935, criticism)
Three Worlds (1936, memoir)
Benjamin Franklin (1938, biography)
Secret History of the American Revolution (1941, history)
Mutiny in January: The Story of a Crisis in the Continental Army (1943, history)
The Great Rehearsal: The Story of the Making and Ratifying of the Constitution of the United States (1948, history)


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