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Maynard Mack (October 27, 1909 – March 17, 2001) was an American literary critic and English professor.[1] Mack earned both his bachelor's degree (1932) and Ph.D. (1936) at Yale. An expert on Shakespeare and Alexander Pope, Mack taught at Yale University for many years, starting as an instructor of English in 1936 and ending his career as Sterling Professor Emeritus of English.[2] He was remembered as an inspiring lecturer whose lectures on Shakespeare were described in one account as "unforgettable."[3]

Maynard Mack
Born(1909-10-27)October 27, 1909
New Haven, Connecticut
DiedMarch 17, 2001(2001-03-17) (aged 91)
Hillsdale, Michigan
OccupationLiterary critic, writer, professor
SpouseFlorence Brocklebank (m. 1934; 2 children)

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  • King Lear in Our Time (1965)
  • The Garden and the City (1969)
  • Collected in Himself (1982)
  • Poetic Traditions of the English Renaissance (1982)
  • The Last and Greatest Art (1984)
  • Alexander Pope (1985)
  • Prose and Cons: Monologues on Several Occasions (1989)
  • Everybody's Shakespeare: Reflections Chiefly on the Tragedies (1993).
  • (as editor) The Twickenham Edition of the Poems of Alexander Pope (1939-1969) (12 vols.)

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  1. ^ "Obituary: Maynard Mack, Distinguished Yale Scholar and Literature Teacher". YaleNews. 19 March 2001. Retrieved 27 July 2018.
  2. ^ "Maynard Mack; English Professor; 90". New York Times. 21 March 2001. Retrieved 27 July 2018.
  3. ^ "Prof Maynard Mack". The Telegraph. 28 March 2001. Retrieved 27 July 2018.

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