Biography and History

Donald A. Stauffer was an American literary critic and novelist. Born in Denver, Colorado, in 1902, he graduated from Princeton University in 1923. He traveled to England as a Rhodes Scholar and continued his studies at Oxford University, where he obtained a Ph.D. in 1928. He returned to Princeton as an instructor in the English Department, later serving as the chairman of the English department. He authored English Biography before 1700, The Art of Biography in Eighteenth Century England, The Nature of Poetry, The Golden Nightingale: Essays on Some Principles of Poetry in the Lyrics of William Butler Yeats, and Shakespeare's World of Images: The Development of His Moral Ideas. Stauffer died in 1952.

Source: From the finding aid for C0337