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Full Name: Van Wyck Brooks
(1886-1963) Critic, literary scholar. Van Wyck Brooks was born in Plainfield, New Jersey; lived on West 23rd Street in the early 1900s; he also lived at 350 East 57th Street. He graduated from Harvard in 1907, and joined the editorial staff of Doubleday, Page, and Company immediately after receiving his degree. He was an editor with the Century Company (1915-1918), associate editor of The Freeman (1920-24), co-edited, with Alfred Kreymborg, Lewis Mumford, and Paul Rosenfeld, the first annual installment of "American Caravan" (1927).
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1886 (Unknown) County
Van Wyck Brooks was born in Plainfield, New Jersey, in 1886. 
1900 New York County
Brooks lived on West 23rd Street in Manhattan, New York, in the early 1900s; he also lived at 350 East 57th Street in Manhattan, New York. 
1963 (Unknown) County
Van Wyck Brooks died in Bridgewater, Connecticut, in 1963. 
1905 (Unknown) County
Verses of Two Undergraduates
Collection of poetry written with John Hall Wheelock. 
1909 (Unknown) County
The Wine of the Puritans
1913 (Unknown) County
The Malady of the Ideal
1915 (Unknown) County
America's Coming-of-Age
1920 (Unknown) County
The Ordeal of Mark Twain
1925 (Unknown) County
The Pilgrimage of Henry James
1936 (Unknown) County
The Flowering of New England, 1815 - 1865
Literary history, winner of the 1937 Pulitzer Prize in history. 
1940 (Unknown) County
New England: Indian Summer, 1865 - 1915
1944 (Unknown) County
The World of Washington Irving
1947 (Unknown) County
The Times of Melville and Whitman
Literary history. 
1952 (Unknown) County
The Confident Years: 1885 – 1915
Literary history. 
1963 (Unknown) County
Van Wyck Brooks was interred in Center Cemetery, Bridgewater, Litchfield County, Connecticut. 

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