The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 12.0696  Saturday, 24 March 2001

From:           Nora Kreimer <This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.>
Date:           Wednesday, 21 Mar 2001 14:13:45 -0300
Subject:        Prof. Maynard Mack's Obituary


 March 21, 2001

 Maynard Mack, English Professor, Dies at 90

[M]aynard Mack, the Sterling Professor Emeritus of English at Yale
University and a renowned expert on Shakespeare and Alexander Pope, died
on Saturday at his home in New Haven. He was 90.

Professor Mack was a member of the Yale faculty for 45 years, having
begun as an instructor in English in 1936. He was chairman of the
English department during the 1960's and was named Sterling Professor in
1965. He was also a prolific author whose books included "King Lear in
Our Time" (1965), "The Last and Greatest Art" (1984), "Alexander Pope: A
Life" (1986) and "Everybody's Shakespeare: Reflections Chiefly on the
Tragedies" (1993).

He also served as an editor of "The Twickenham Edition of the Poems of
Alexander Pope," which has become the standard edition of the poet's
work, and he edited several collections of contemporary critical essays.

Professor Mack is survived by his wife, Florence; two daughters,
Prudence Young of Toronto and Sara Mack of Chapel Hill, N.C.; a son,
Maynard Jr., of Takoma Park, Md.; and eight grandchildren.

     Copyright 2001 The New York Times Company

[Editor's Note: My warmest regards go out to the Mack family.  Sandy
Mack was my dissertation advisor, who managed to get me through all of
the trials and tribulations of a non-traditional dissertation at the
University of Maryland, College Park. Your father was a giant. --Hardy]

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