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Mark Van Doren

Mark Van Doren (June 13, 1894 – December 10, 1972) earned a PH. D at Columbia University and taught there for nearly forty years. His 1939 volume of Collected Poems won a Pulitzer Prize in 1939. He also wrote several novels and a play, “The Last Days of Lincoln,” (1959). He served on the staff of The Nation from 1924-1928 and again from 1935-1938.


  • FilmJanuary 17, 2009

    A Night at the Opera

    How many people can you stuff in a stateroom the size of a steamer trunk? At least twelve, apparently.

    Mark Van Doren

  • FilmJanuary 2, 2009

    Mr. Deeds Goes to Town

    "Next thing you know, Mr. Deeds' a millionaire, kin folks said...."

    Mark Van Doren

  • FilmJanuary 2, 2009

    A Day at the Races

    Who doesn't love a hot tootsie-frootsie ice cream?

    Mark Van Doren

  • FilmDecember 18, 2008

    Modern Times

    This was supposed to be Charlie Chaplin's first talkie, but he wisely realized that to preserve the charm of the Little Tramp, he also had to preserve the silence.

    Mark Van Doren

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