Our literary heritage : a pictorial history of the writer in America / by Van Wyck Brooks and Otto L. Bettmann.

; Bettmann, Otto
[1st ed.].. New York : Dutton, 1956.

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Other Authors Bettmann, Otto.
Subjects American literature -- History and criticism.
American literature.
Authors, American -- Biography.
Authors, American.
Geschichte.
Literatur.
LitteĢrature ameĢricaine -- Histoire et critique.
USA.
Description ix, 241 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 29 cm
Copyright Date 1956.
Notes "Based on the five volumes of ... [the author's] Makers and finders: a history of the writer in America, 1800-1915."
Also issued online.
Summary An abridgment of Van Wyck Brooks: Makers and finders.
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 -- part 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 -- part 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 -- part 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 -- part 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.
Genre Biography.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)269165
(OCoLC)ocm00269165
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Brooks, Van Wyck, 1886-1963.
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