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[Middle English, from Old English brōc.]
tr.v. brooked, brook·ing, brooks
To put up with; tolerate: We will brook no further argument.
[Middle English brouken, from Old English brūcan, to use, enjoy.]
Brooks(bro͝oks), Gwendolyn Elizabeth 1917-2000.
American poet known for her verse detailing the dreams and struggles of African Americans. An early volume of poems, Annie Allen (1949), was awarded a Pulitzer Prize.
Brooks, Mel Born 1926.
American director, actor, and writer noted for the broad humor of his film comedies such as The Producers (1968), which he adapted for Broadway in 2001.
Brooks, Van Wyck 1886-1963.
American literary historian, critic, and translator who wrote many books on the literary history of America, including The Flowering of New England (1936), for which he won a Pulitzer Prize.
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1. (Biography) Geraldine. born 1955, Australian writer. Her novels include March (2005), which won the Pulitzer prize
2. (Biography) Mel, real name Melvyn Kaminsky. born 1926, US comedy writer, actor, and film director. His films include The Producers (1968), Blazing Saddles (1974), High Anxiety (1977), and Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1996)
3. (Biography) (Troyal) Garth. born 1962, US country singer and songwriter; his bestselling records include Ropin' the Wind (1991) and Scarecrow (2001)
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1. Gwendolyn, 1917–2000, U.S. poet and novelist.
2. Phillips, 1835–93, U.S. Protestant Episcopal bishop and orator.
3. Van Wyck (waɪk) 1886–1963, U.S. author and critic.
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