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Our literary heritage : a pictorial history of the writer in America

Author: Van Wyck Brooks; Otto Bettmann
Publisher: New York : Dutton, 1956.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : [1st ed.]View all editions and formats
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An abridgment of Van Wyck Brooks: Makers and finders.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Brooks, Van Wyck, 1886-1963.
Our literary heritage.
New York : Dutton, [1956]
(OCoLC)575593296
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Van Wyck Brooks; Otto Bettmann
OCLC Number: 269165
Notes: "Based on the five volumes of ... [the author's] Makers and finders: a history of the writer in America, 1800-1915."
Description: ix, 241 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 29 cm
Contents: pt. 1. The world of Washington Irving: Philadelphia in 1800 --
The land of Yankees --
The Dutch along the Hudson --
Washington Irving --
Irving and Scott --
James Fenimore Cooper --
Later Knickerbockers --
The West --
Frontier life contributes to national literature --
The South --
Edgar Allan Poe --
William Cullen Bryant --
Painters and writers --
pt. 2. The flowering of New England: Boston and Cambridge --
New England minds lead the nation --
Widening horizons --
New England historians fulfill vital function --
The hour had struck for poets --
Young Boston goes to sea --
Transcendentalism explores the inner life --
The sage of Concord --
Henry Thoreau --
Intellectual whirlpools --
Brook Farm --
The Alcott family --
Nathaniel Hawthorne --
The anti-slavery writers --
Whittier, poet-laureate of New England --
Uncle Tom's Cabin --
James Russell Lowell --
Literary Boston --
Oliver Wendell Holmes --
The Saturday club --
pt. 3. The times of Melville and Whitman: New York in the fifties --
Tales of the travellers --
Herman Melville --
Melville's Moby Dick --
Melville and Whitman --
Leaves of Grass --
Walt Whitman: the image of the poet --
The far west --
The world of Bret Harte --
Cowboys bandits and books --
The midwest --
Sidney Lanier --
Negro folklore charms the nation --
Regional writing --
George W. Cable --
Mark Twain --
pt. 4. New England, Indian summer: Henry Adams --
Practically triumphant --
The rise of realism --
Writers strive for a better world --
The problem of Europe in American breasts --
Henry James --
Emily Dickinson --
Women writers gain in influence --
Poetry in decline --
pt. 5. The confident years: The ghetto a school for writers --
Stephen Crane --
Reformers, reporters, writers --
O. Henry --
New York high society --
Chicago --
The west's new voices --
Theodore Dreiser --
Small town --
Willa Cather --
Saving the cowboy from oblivion --
San Francisco in the nineties --
Jack London --
Ellen Glasgow --
The southwest --
Gertrude Stein --
Mencken of Baltimore --
Sinclair Lewis --
The imagists --
Eugene O'Neill --
Poetic renaissance.
Responsibility: by Van Wyck Brooks and Otto L. Bettmann.

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