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.
Also read: The black Mountain poets or projective poets