duyckinck, evert augustus


duyckinck, evert augustus

American biographer, editor, and critic who with such works as the two-volume Cyclopaedia of American Literature (1855, supplement 1866), written with his younger brother George Long Duyckinck (1823-63), focused scholarly attention on American writing and contributed to the advance of American literature in the mid-19th century.

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Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
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