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Mark Van Doren (1894–1972)

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Verk av Mark Van Doren

Shakespeare (1939) 354 exemplar
An Anthology of World Poetry (1928) — Redaktör — 151 exemplar
Liberal Education (1943) 68 exemplar
The World's Best Poems (1929) — Redaktör — 32 exemplar
Nathaniel Hawthorne (1949) 31 exemplar
Introduction to Poetry (1951) 30 exemplar
The Autobiography of Mark Van Doren (1958) — Författare — 20 exemplar
Mark Van Doren: 100 Poems (1967) 13 exemplar
Don Quixote's Profession (2013) 13 exemplar
Edwin Arlington Robinson (1927) 12 exemplar
Mark Van Doren: Three Plays (1966) 8 exemplar
The Country Year: Poems (2013) 7 exemplar
A junior anthology of world poetry, (1936) — Redaktör — 7 exemplar
Collected Poems (1939) 6 exemplar
Masterpieces of American Poets (1936) — Redaktör — 6 exemplar
Good morning: last poems (1973) 5 exemplar
The Oxford Book of American Prose — Redaktör — 4 exemplar
The Best of Hawthorne (1951) 4 exemplar
Selected poems (1954) 4 exemplar
American Poets 1630-1930 (1932) — Redaktör — 4 exemplar
An Autobiography of America (1929) — Redaktör — 4 exemplar
Collected Stories (Volume I) (1962) 3 exemplar
Somebody Came (1966) 3 exemplar
New Poems (1948) 3 exemplar
The transients 3 exemplar
Collected stories 3 exemplar
the poetry of john dryden (2005) 2 exemplar
Collected Stories, Volume II (1965) 2 exemplar
The Mayfield deer 2 exemplar
Tilda (1943) 2 exemplar
Jonathan Gentry (1931) 2 exemplar
Samuel Sewell's Diary (1963) 2 exemplar
Humanity Unlimited (1950) 1 exemplar
In That Far Land 1 exemplar
The Seven Sleepers (1944) 1 exemplar
Nobody Say a Word (1953) 1 exemplar
The Happy Critic (1961) 1 exemplar
The Noble Voice 1 exemplar
Mortal summer 1 exemplar
Walt Whitman 1 exemplar
ENJOYING POETRY 1 exemplar

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The Best American Short Stories 1955 (1955) — Bidragsgivare — 13 exemplar
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This slim book contains a set of three lectures Van Doren delivered at Emory University in 1956. In a wry and genial manner, Van Doren makes the case that Don Quixote is one of the greatest books ever written.
Of the Don, Van Doren claims, “He is that rare thing in literature, a completely created character. He is so real that we cannot be sure we understand him.” Even someone who hasn’t read the book, but seen illustrations, knows Cervantes has paired him with an unlikely squire, Sancho Panza, hardly less memorable than the Don. Van Doren shows how the relationship evolves from master and servant to two friends who love each other.
Van Doren argues, based on Don Quixote’s moments of lucidity and the sagacity of his speeches, that, contrary to the repeated assertion in the book that he is mad, he is, on the contrary, aware of what he is doing. In this reading, the Don’s knight-errantry was a hoax meant to entertain and edify the world. When Don Quixote saw that he’d failed in this, he abandoned the hoax (473).
Similarly, Cervantes misdirects us about Sancho Panza. He is illiterate and seems to have only his next meal and a good night’s sleep in mind. Yet when given a chance to govern a town, he displays a native insight into human nature, to the astonishment of those around him, watching for him to fail.
Van Doren characterizes Don Quixote as two interconnected series: adventures and conversations. It is the adventures that stick in the popular imagination. Van Doren asserts, however, that more is “lost by ignoring the speaker” than the deeds.
Van Doren concludes that Don Quixote “is the most perfect knight that ever lived; the only one, in fact, we can believe.” Rather than achieving his avowed aim of destroying the literature of knight-errantry through satire, Cervantes has saved it. He produced “the one treatment of the subject that can be read forever.”
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HenrySt123 | 1 annan recension | Oct 12, 2022 |
El autor consagra esta obra a la que, para él, es quizá "la mejor novela del mundo", y nos dice por qué, en su opinión, Don Quijote, "es el caballero andante más perfecto que haya existido; en realidad, el único que podemos concebir"
 
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Daniel464 | 1 annan recension | Aug 20, 2021 |
I don't read much poetry, but I picked up this collection at the Book Den in Oak Bluffs, MA, and read it during a snowy winter and spring on the Island. It was well worth the $8 and the half hour spent in a chilly barn poking through boxes of used books.
 
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resoundingjoy | 1 annan recension | Jan 1, 2021 |
Mark Van Doren won the 1940 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for Collected Poems 1922–1938. I am flabbergasted how he achieved so much respect in regards to his poetry of such colossal mediocrity. Van Doren was also a writer and a critic, as well as a scholar and a professor of English for nearly forty years at Columbia University. He inspired Beat writers Allen Ginsberg and Jack Kerouac. He was for a time literary editor of The Nation. He is a significant example, and part of the reason, for why, in general, I hate poetry.… (mer)
 
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MSarki | 1 annan recension | Jan 23, 2016 |

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