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Van Wyck Brooks

Born: 16-Feb-1886
Birthplace: Plainfield, NJ
Died: 2-May-1963
Location of death: Bridgewater, CT
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Center Cemetery, Bridgewater, CT

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Critic, Author

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Finders & Makers

Father: Charles Brooks
Mother: Sarah Ames
Wife: Eleanor Stimson (d.)
Wife: Gladys Billings

    University: AB, Harvard University (1907)

    Pulitzer Prize for History 1937 for The Flowering of New England
    American Academy of Arts and Letters
    American Philosophical Society
    League of American Writers
    Royal Society of Literature

Author of books:
The Wine of the Puritans: A Study of Present Day Americans (1908)
The Malady of the Ideal: Obermann, Maurice de Guerin and Amiel (1913)
John Addington Symonds: A Biographical Study (1914)
The World of H. G. Wells (1915)
America's Coming-of-Age (1915)
The Ordeal of Mark Twain (1920)
The Pilgrimage of Henry James (1925)
The Life of Emerson (1932)
Three Essays on America (1934)
The Flowering of New England, 1815-1865 (1936, Finders & Makers)
New England: Indian Summer, 1865-1915 (1940, Finders & Makers)
Opinions of Oliver Allston (1941)
On Literature Today (1941)
The World of Washington Irving (1944, Finders & Makers)
The Times of Melville and Whitman (1947, Finders & Makers)
A Chilmark Miscellany (1948)
The Confident Years: 1885-1915 (1952, Finders & Makers)
Makers and Finders (1952)
The Writer in America (1953)
Scenes and Portraits: Memoirs of Childhood and Youth (1954)
John Sloan: A Painter's Life (1955)
Helen Keller: Sketch for a Portrait (1956)
Days of the Phoenix: The Nineteen-Twenties I Remember (1957)
The Dream of Arcadia: American Writers and Artists in Italy 1760-1915 (1958)
From A Writer's Notebook (1958)
Howells: His Life and World (1959)
From the Shadow of the Mountain: My Post-Meridian Years (1961)
Fenollosa and His Circle: With Other Essays in Biography (1962)


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