MARK VAN DOREN - TYPESCRIPT SIGNED - HFSID 326775
Sale Price $288.00
MARK VAN DOREN
The poet signs a typescript of The Kinds of Knowledge
Typescript signed: "-Mark Van Doren", in black ink, 10 pages, 8½x11. Typescript of The Kinds of Knowledge. Poet, author and critic Van Doren (1894-1973, born in Hope, Illinois) won the 1939 Pulitzer Prize for Collected Poems, 1922-1938. A teacher at Columbia University from 1920 to1959, Van Doren also wrote novels, short stories, a play (The Last Days of Lincoln, 1959), critical studies of various authors, including John Dryden (1920) and Nathaniel Hawthorne (1946), an autobiography and memoirs of his wife, writer and novelist Dorothy Graffe Van Doren, as well as serving on the staff of "The Nation" (1924-1928; 1935-1938). Van Doren's literary family also included his brother, Carl, who also taught at Columbia and with whom he wrote, American and British Literature Since 1890 (1939). Van Doren's son, Charles, also had a claim to fame: he was the winner of the rigged TV game show Twenty-One. Pencil notes (unknown hand) at top margin. Creased. Otherwise, fine condition.
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