Carl Van Doren
Carl Clinton Van Doren (September 10, 1885 – July 18, 1950) was a U.S. critic and Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer. He was the brother of Mark Van Doren and the uncle of Charles Van Doren.
He was born in Hope, Vermilion County, Illinois on September 10, 1885 to a country doctor and was raised on the family farm. He earned a bachelor of arts from the University of Illinois at ... more »
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''A classic is a book that doesn't have to be written again.''Carl Van Doren (1885-1950), U.S. man of letters. Quoted by James Thurber in Bermudian (Nov. 1950).
''Yes, it's hard to write, but it's harder not to.''Carl Van Doren (1885-1950), U.S. man of letters. quoted by James Thurber in Bermudian (Nov. 1950). In answer to a question put to him by Mary Marg...