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Author:
Van Wyck Brooks
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978-0525026457
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0525026452
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J M Dent & Sons Ltd (July 1, 1952)
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Van Wyck Brooks (February 16, 1886 in Plainfield, New Jersey – May 2, 1963 in Bridgewater, Connecticut) was an American literary critic, biographer, and historian. Brooks graduated from Harvard University in 1908. As a student he published his first book, a collection of poetry called Verses by Two Undergraduates, co-written with his friend John Hall Wheelock.

Van Wyck Brooks was born in Plainfield, New Jersey, on February 16, 1886. One of his books, The Flowering of New England, won the Pulitzer Prize for history in 1937. Other books in the series. Makers and Finders (4 books). His parents, Sally and Charles Brooks were well off, and as a result Van Wyck was able to get a good primary education. Van Wyck eventually ended up in Harvard University, from where he graduated in 1908. Van Wyck Brooks became well known through his work as a literary critic, although he generally is not considered an author Van Wyck Brooks was born in Plainfield, New Jersey, on February 16, 1886. Books by Van Wyck Brooks.

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Brooks,Van Wyck - Brooks, Van Wyck. American literary historian, critic, and translator who wrote many books on the literary history of America, including The Flowering of New England (1936), for which he won a Pulitzer Prize. Brooks, Van Wyck - born Feb. 16, 1886, Plainfield, . died May 2, 1963, Bridgewater, Conn. critic, biographer, and literary historian.

He is no longer a "new voice"; his work belongs, for good or ill, to history and literature, and he presents himself from this time forward as a humanist.

An excerpt from the Introduction: A natural pause appears to have come in the career of Mr. . After so many years of travelling up and down through time and space, familiarizing himself with all the various parts of the solar system and presenting himself imaginatively at all the various geological epochs, from the Stone Age to the end of the world, he has for good and all domesticated himself in his own planet and point of time. He is no longer a "new voice"; his work belongs, for good or ill, to history and literature, and he presents himself from this time forward as a humanist.

This book is on the following lists: - Pulitzer Prize for History (Pulitzer Prize). Show: All. Paperback Hardcover Kindle. Sales Rank Publication Date Lowest New Price.

Over the next thirty years or so Van Wyck Brooks wrote some of the most influential books on American writers and literature, most notably, The Flowering of New England, The Life of Emerson, The Pilgrimage of Henry James, New England: Indian Summer, Emerson & Others.

Over the next thirty years or so Van Wyck Brooks wrote some of the most influential books on American writers and literature, most notably, The Flowering of New England, The Life of Emerson, The Pilgrimage of Henry James, New England: Indian Summer, Emerson & Others, The World of Washington Irving,On Literature Today, The Confident Years, The Times of Melville and Whitman, Opinions of. Oliver Allston, and a superb piece of autobiography, From The Shadow of the Mountain. Van Wyck Brooks, having just completed his last book, Longfellow, died on May 2nd, 1963

On July 19, 1946, I said: "Reading 'The Flowering of New England' OL. I hope I'm getting as much out of it as I should. On July 20 said: "Almost done with 'Flowering.

The Flowering of New England 1815-1865, by Van Wyck Brooks (read 21 July 1946) (Pulitzer History prize in 1937) (National Book Award nonfiction prize for 1936) On July 19, 1946, I said: "Reading. Tam incelemeyi okuyun. On July 19, 1946, I said: "Reading 'The Flowering of New England' OL. But nothing as to what I thought of it, but my memory, all these years later, is that it was worth reading. The boston of gilbert stuart I.

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  • Love this old 1st edition. Van Wyck Brooks was a classmate of Max Perkins at Harvard University and Max was his publisher. It's an interesting book as well as informative.

  • Not as focused on historical details as on the richness and variety of characters who peopled the literary world of New England in the decades before the Civil War. Very fulsome writing style.

  • It is a shame that this book is out of print as it is one of the best books ever published on American civilization. Many people think that New England gave us only Emerson and Thoreau. In point of fact the cultural life of Boston and the environs was much more interesting and dynamic than one would imagine, particularly if one has not read this book. This is a series of vignettes rather than a seamless history. It is a kind of Plutarch's Lives of New England cultural figures.
    What I particularly enjoyed about it was not the usual stories of people everyone has heard about, like Emerson, Alcott, Thoreau, but also people like William H. Prescott, whose story is perhaps the most inspiring. Though blind, he was able through the use of sighted readers to write some of the best histories of Spain under the Hapsburgs that have ever been written (anyone who is familiar with the archives in Madrid and their chaotic nature will want to make Prescott a particular hero). The section on Hawthorne is also very fine due to what Brooks has to say about Boston vs Salem. They are very different places as anyone who has ever been there can testify.
    I hope this book comes back into print. It should be readily available to the ordinary reader.

  • This book I picked up from the old books section of Strand book store in New York City. Wow what a jewel. I have read many exclusive books on Emerson, Thoreau, Quincy Adams, Webster, etc., but this book is a smorgasbord in a single book. No wonder it won a Pulitzer and National book award. English is my second language and I immigrated to America just 7 years back but I loved the writing style of the early 20th century in America and the literary horizon of New England at that time. I am definitely picking other books by this author.

    Try also my other favorite books about the New England characters in the above book.

    1. Emerson: The Mind on Fire,
    2.Henry Thoreau: A Life of the Mind
    3.The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail: A Play
    4.Daniel Webster: The Man and His Time
    5.John Quincy Adams: A Public Life, a Private Life
    6. John Adams-David McCullough

  • This beautifully written book often matches the eloquence of its 19th century New England subjects - Hawthorne, Emerson, Parker, Thoreau, etc. You read this book and quickly grasp the genesis of contemporary ideas (whether you agree with them or not). It will also make you yearn for a simpler, more genteel time. I would recommend anything by this author.

  • Not a Bestseller!

    This book will put anyone to sleep within 5 minutes. Dry and dreadful "read". If you're reading it in bed, be careful that it doesn't break your nose when you drop off to sleep.