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Mark Van Doren

Mark Van DorenBorn: 13-Jun-1894
Birthplace: Hope, IL
Died: 10-Dec-1972
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: Poet, Author, Critic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Happy Critic

Father: Charles Lucius Van Doren
Mother: Dora Ann Butz
Brother: Carl Van Doren (author, b. 1885, d. 1950)
Wife: Dorothy Graffe (novelist, m. 1922, two sons)
Son: Charles Van Doren (TV personality, b. 12-Feb-1926)
Son: John

    University: BA, University of Illinois (1914)
    University: MA, University of Illinois (1915)
    University: PhD, Columbia University (1920)
    Professor: English, Columbia University (1920-59)

    Pulitzer Prize for Poetry 1940 for Collected Poems
    Emerson Thoreau Medal 1963
    The Nation Literary Editor (1924-28)

Author of books:
The Poetry of John Dryden (1920, nonfiction)
Spring Thunder (1924, poetry)
American and British Literature Since 1890 (1925, criticism)
Jonathan Gentry (1931, poetry)
The Transients (1935, novel)
Winter Diary (1935, poetry)
Collected Poems (1939, poetry)
Shakespeare (1939)
Windless Cabins (1940, novel)
The Mayfield Deer (1941, poetry)
Tilda (1943, novel)
The Noble Voice (1946)
Nathaniel Hawthorne (1949)
Introduction to Poetry (1951)
The Last Days of Lincoln (1959, poetry)
The Happy Critic (1961)

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