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Van Wyck Brooks

Critic, Author (16-Feb-1886 — 2-May-1963)


Casey Nelson Blake. Beloved Community: The Cultural Criticism of Randolph Bourne, Van Wyck Brooks, Waldo Frank and Lewis Mumford. University of North Carolina Press. 1990. 388pp.

Gladys Brooks. If Strangers Meet: A Memory of My Life with Van Wyck Brooks. New York: Harcourt, Brace & World. 1967.

Van Wyck Brooks. Van Wyck Brooks: An Autobiography. New York: E. P. Dutton. 1965. 667pp.

James Hoopes. Van Wyck Brooks: In Search of American Culture. Amherst, MA: University of Massachusetts Press. 1977. 368pp.

Raymond Nelson. Van Wyck Brooks: A Writer's Life. New York: E. P. Dutton. 1981. 332pp.

Robert E. Spiller (editor). The Van Wyck Brooks/Lewis Mumford Letters. New York: E. P. Dutton. 1970.

James Vitelli. Van Wyck Brooks: A Reference Guide. G. K. Hall. 1977.

James R. Vitelli. Van Wyck Brooks. Twayne. 1969. 191pp.

William Wasserstrom. Van Wyck Brooks. University of Minnesota Press. 1968.

William Wasserstrom. Legacy of Van Wyck Brooks: A Study of Maladies and Motives. Southern Illinois University Press. 1971. 156pp.


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Wikipedia [link]

  4. Webster's American Biographies (p.140)

  5. New York Public Library Literature Companion (p.272)

  6. International Who's Who 1960 (p.123)

  7. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of American Writers (p.57)

  8. Atlantic: Brief Lives: A Biographical Companion to the Arts (p.94)

  9. Biographical Dictionary of the Left (vol.4, pp.270-73)

  10. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.99)

  11. Legends in Their Own Time (p.34)

  12. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.110)

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