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Charles Van Doren (Charles Lincoln Van Doren)

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New York City, New York, USA
Charles Lincoln Van Doren came from a family of intellectual achievers. His father was the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Mark Van Doren (1894-1973). His mother, Dorothy Graffe Van Doren, was a novelist and writer, and his uncle, Carl Clinton Van Doren (1885-1950), was a noted historian and author. Van Doren himself earned his B.A. at St. John's College, an M.A. in astrophysics from Columbia University, and a Ph.D. in English.

After studying at the Sorbonne, Van Doren became a professor of English at Columbia, earning an annual salary of $4,400. Read more...

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