Van Wyck Brooks — The Saviour of American Literature (Part 2)

In Search of American Literature

Van Wyck Brooks with Galdys Brooks. Image: Faith, Fiction, Friends

Van Wyck Brooks loved the outdoor life as much as listening-in to the intellectuals of the day and reading, and with his friend and neighbour Max Perkins (who later went on to become Hemingway’s and Scott Fitzgerald’s editor at Scribners), went on long walks, climbed trees, went bird-nesting and swimming, which resulted in Van…