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Van Wyck Brooks - American Writers 71

Van Wyck Brooks - American Writers 71: University of Minnesota Pamphlets on American Writers

Copyright Date: 1968
Edition: NED - New edition
Pages: 48
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    Van Wyck Brooks - American Writers 71
    Book Description:

    Van Wyck Brooks. To meet a need which had been felt for some time both in the United States and abroad, the pamphlet series, the University of Minnesota Pamphlets on American Writers, was established in 1959. By providing readable critical introductions to American Writers, the pamphlets were designed to meet the needs and tastes of mature students and readers of imaginative literature throughout the world.

    eISBN: 978-0-8166-5252-5
    Subjects: History

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  1. Front Matter
    (pp. 1-4)
  2. Van Wyck Brooks
    (pp. 5-45)

    The displacement of Van Wyck Brooks from the center to the farthest margins of literary influence today is surely a stunning shift of taste. In 1920 Brooks was regarded as the undisputed heir of the great tradition in American thought — the radical, reformist, prophetic, “organic” tradition which adopted Emerson as its source of inspiration, tookThe American Scholaras its point of departure, and envisioned as its point of terminus a civilization in which the creative spirit, in all its social and imaginative forms, might flourish. To this old enterprise Brooks had brought intransigent zeal and incomparable flair —...

  3. Selected Bibliography
    (pp. 46-48)