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Full Name: Mark Van Doren
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(1894-1972/73) Poet, writer, critic. Mark Van Doren graduated with a Ph.D. from Columbia in 1920, and became assistant professor of English and went on to teach as a professor from 1942 to 1959. His pupils include John Berryman, Thomas Merton, Allen Ginsberg, and Lionel Trilling. He was also on the staff of the "Nation" from 1924-36. With his brother Carl Van Doren he wrote "American and British Literature since 1890" (1939). He wrote critical studies of Dryden, Hawthorne, and other authors; compiled anthologies; collected his lectures for publication; wrote poetry, novels, and plays; lived at 393 Bleecker Street, was responsible for the building of the Bleecker Gardens; and won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 1939.
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1920 New York County
Van Doren graduated with a Ph.D. from Columbia in 1920, and became assistant professor of English and went on to teach as a professor from 1942 to 1959. 
1894 (Unknown) County
Mark Van Doren was born in Hope, Illinois, in 1894. 
1972 (Unknown) County
Mark Van Doren died in Torrington, Connecticut, in 1972 or 1973. 
1939 (Unknown) County
American and British Literature since 1890
Van Doren collaborated with his brother, Carl Van Doren, to complete this book. 
1939 (Unknown) County
Van Doren receieved the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1939. 
1939 (Unknown) County
Collected Poems, 1922-1938
Collection of poetry, winner of the Pulitzer Prize. 
1959 (Unknown) County
Morning Worship and Other Poems
Collection of poetry. 
1959 (Unknown) County
The Last Days of Lincoln
Play. 
1943 (Unknown) County
Liberal Education
Nonfiction. 
1924 (Unknown) County
Spring Thunder, and Other Poems
Collection of poetry. 
1935 (Unknown) County
The Transients
Novel. 
1940 (Unknown) County
Windless Cabins
Novel. 
1943 (Unknown) County
Tilda
Novel. 
1987 (Unknown) County
The Selected Letters of Mark Van Doren
(Pub: Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press. ISBN: )
Collection of letters edited by George Hendrick. 
1972 (Unknown) County
Mark Van Doren was interred at Cornwall Hollow Cemetery, Cornwall Hollow, Litchfield County, Connecticut. 

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