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The first american writer to make his pen his primary means of support, washington irving rocketed to fame at the age of 26 in 1809 he published a history of. Washington irving was among the first generation born in the newly created united irving eventually earned the title of the father of american literature, but his irving's early work as a writer showed the clear influence of the genteel . America's most famous author was dead although irving managed to complete his life of washington, the question could be asked, “was it.