Discuss about the ‘Knickerbocker Group’

The term “Knickerbocker group” derives from History of New York to the end of the Dutch Dynasty, by Washington Irving, under the pseudonym Diedrich Knickerbocker (1809). The Knickerbocker Group was a somewhat indistinct group of 19th-century American writers. Its more famous members were Washinton Irving, James Fenimore Cooper, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow,and William Cullen Bryant. Later a publication called Knickerbocker Magazine was produced (1833–65), but by then the group had either died or dispersed.

The group’s penchant was writing heroic or epic stories in a sophisticated manner. They especially utilized parody, satire, and romanticism.

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