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The Confident Years: 1885 - 1915 Van Wyck Brooks

The Confident Years: 1885 - 1915

Van Wyck Brooks

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ISBN : 9780525026501
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 About the Book 

Van Wyck Brooks was born in Plainfield, New Jersey, on February 16, 1886. 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 of literary works himself.Brooks is also well known through his work as a historian of American literature during the 19th century, and he produced a series of studies, which were known and published as the “Makers and Finders” series.One of his books, The Flowering of New England, won the Pulitzer Prize for history in 1937.