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Full Name: John Erskine
(1879-1951) Educator, author, musician. John Erskine was born in New York City and graduated from Columbia University (B.A., 1900; PhD, 1903). He taught first at Amherst (1903-1909), and then at Columbia, becoming professor of English in 1916. Among his many works on literature and music are "The Literary Discipline" (1923), "The Delight of Great Books" (1928), and "What is Music?" (1944). He also edited scholarly works and served as co-editor of "The Cambridge History of American Literature." He is best known for his delightful, satiric novels based on legend, including "The Private Life of Helen of Troy" (1925) and "Galahad" (1926). In his late 40s he began appearing as a concert pianist and from 1928 to 1937 was president of the Julliard School of Music.
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1879 (Unknown) County
John Erskine was born in New York City on October 5, 1879. 
1951 (Unknown) County
John Erskine died in New York City on June 2, 1951. 
1900 New York County
Professor Erskine received a bachelor of arts in 1900 and a PhD in 1903 from Columbia University. 
1916 New York County
Professor Erskine taught at Columbia University, becoming professor of English in 1916.  
1923 (Unknown) County
The Literary Discipline
(Pub: Duffield & Company ISBN: )
1928 (Unknown) County
The Delight Of Great Books
(Pub: Bobbs-Merrill ISBN: 1199694754 / 978-1199694751)
1944 (Unknown) County
What Is Music?
(Pub: J.B. Lippincott Company ISBN: )
1917 (Unknown) County
The Cambridge History of American Literature
(Pub: New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons; Cambridge, England: University Press ISBN: )
Edited by William P. Trent, John Erskine, Stuart P. Sherman, and Carl Van Doren. 
1925 (Unknown) County
The Private Life of Helen of Troy
(Pub: Bobbs-Merrill Company ISBN: )
Satirical novel. 
1926 (Unknown) County
Galahad: Enough of His Life to Explain His Reputation
(Pub: Bobbs-Merrill ISBN: )
Satirical novel. 
1928 New York County
From 1928 to 1937 Professor Erskine was president of the Julliard School of Music.  

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