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Mark Van Doren (1894–1972)

American Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and literary critic, Mark Van Doren was born on June 13, 1894. He graduated from the University of Illinois in 1914, and earned his Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1920. He was the brother of Carl Clinton Van Doren (1885-1950), a noted historian and author. Van Doren was a brilliant and dedicated English ... See full bio »


(age 78)

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New York in the 50's
Small World
Small World Himself
Person to Person


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 2000 New York in the 50's (Documentary)
 1958 Small World (TV Series)
- Episode #1.4 (1958) ... Himself
 1957 Person to Person (TV Series documentary)
- Episode #4.30 (1957) ... Himself

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Other Works:

Wrote foreword for "I, Walt Whitman" by Randolph Goodman. See more »

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1 Portrayal | See more »

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Personal Quote:

Nothing in man is more serious than his sense of humor; it is the sign that he wants all the truth.


Son of Charles Lucius Van Doren, of remote Dutch ancestry, and wife Eudora Ann Butz. See more »

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