Van Wyck Brooks — In Search of American Literature

“ In 1898, soon after moving house, the entire Brooks family boarded the Red Star Line steamship, ‘Friesland’, and headed for Europe...”

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)…

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