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Prof. Donald Lemen Clark '11 Authors John Milton at St. John's School

Prof. Donald Lemen Clark '11 Authors John Milton at St. John's School

March 28, 1948

92553March 28, 1948, Greencastle, Ind. — Donald Lemen Clark, professor of rhetoric at Columbia University and 1911 graduate of DePauw University, is the author of a new book, John Milton at St. John's School.  Published by Columbia University Press, Dr. Clark's text aims to give a broader understanding of the influence of classical and post-classical rhetoric upon Milton as a great writer of poetry and prose in Latin and English.

Professor Clark serves on the editorial board of The Works of John Milton.  The new book is being called "an important contribution both to our knowledge of Milton's life and his development as a writer and to our knowledge of the history of education and intellectual culture in general.  So far as Milton is concerned, it supersedes anything on the subject now in print."

In 1944 Dr. Clark was awarded a fellowship by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.  Through this fellowship and a leave of absence from his duties at Columbia, he was afforded the time to complete his manuscript. 

Graduating from DePauw with Phi Beta Kappa honors, Clark received his master's degree from Columbia in 1912 and earned a doctor of philosophy degree in 1920.