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Alfred Kazin

a biography

by Richard M. Cook

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Published by Yale University Press in New Haven .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Kazin, Alfred, -- 1915-1998,
  • American literature -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc,
  • Criticism -- United States -- History -- 20th century,
  • Critics -- United States -- Biography,
  • United States -- Intellectual life -- 20th century

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [413]-439) and index

    StatementRichard M. Cook
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS29.K38 A3 2007
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, 452 p., [16] p. of plates :
    Number of Pages452
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17249501M
    ISBN 100300115059
    ISBN 109780300115055
    LC Control Number2007019874

    The Trouble He's Seen By ALFRED KAZIN The Armies of Night By Norman Mailer The book cracks open the hard nut of American authority at the center, the uncertainty of our power--and, above all, the bad conscience that now afflicts so many Americans. "Armies of the Night" is a peculiarly appropriate and timely contribution to this moment of.   Alfred Kazin () was one of the two or three most prominent and influential writer-intellectuals in post-World War II America. He was a widely published literary critic, memoirist and, much later in his life, a professor.

    Alfred Kazin, Alfred Kazin’s Journals selected and edited by Richard M. Cook Yale University Press, pp., $ 1. Alfred Kazin’s Journals is a profound and exciting book, more so even than the best of the dozen works of criticism and autobiography that he published during his Size: KB. Get this from a library! Alfred Kazin's journals. [Alfred Kazin; Richard M Cook] -- "At the time of his death in , Kazin, Alfred was considered on of the most influential intellectuals of postwar America. What is less well known is that Kazin had been contributing almost daily.

    For more than sixty years, Alfred Kazin has been one of the most eloquent witnesses to the literary life of the mind in g Was Everything is a summation of that life, a story of coming of age as a writer and critic that is also a vibrant cultural drama teeming with such characters as Hart Crane and Allen Ginsberg, Simone Weil and Flannery O’Connor, Hannah Arendt and Robert. Alfred Kazin is a teacher and literary critic, author of that excellent interpretation of American writing, "On Native Grounds." His second book is published today. It is called "A Walker in the City" and it is Mr. Kazin's loving and artfully written evocation of his childhood in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn.


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Alfred Kazin, (born June 5,Brooklyn, New York, U.S.—died June 5,New York, New York), American critic and author noted for his studies of American literature and his autobiographical writings.

The son of Russian Jewish immigrants, Kazin attended the City College of New York during the Great Depression and then worked as a freelance book reviewer for The New Republic and other. In A Walker Alfred Kazin book the City, Alfred Kazin recalls his childhood in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn with such tactile specificity that readers, too, will smell "that good and deep odor of lox, of salami, of herrings and half-sour pickles" that emanated from the neighborhood story is set in the working-class Jewish community of New York City in the decade preceding the Great Cited by:   Alfred Kazin book.

Read 3 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Born in to barely literate Jewish immigrants in the Brownsville se 4/5. A WALKER IN THE CITY, is a kind of sensory tour Kazin's childhood in Brownsville, NYC.

It begins, "Every time I go back to Brownsville it is as if I had never been away. From the moment I step off the train at Rockaway Avenue and smell the leak out of the men's room, then the pickles from the stand just below the subway steps, an instant rage /5.

Kazin&#;s memorable description of his life as a young man as he makes the journey from Brooklyn to &#;americanca&#;-the larger world that begins at the other end of the subway in Manhattan. A classic portrayal of the Jewish immigrant culture of /5(5). Alfred Kazin was born on June 5,the son of Charles Kazin, a house painter, and the former Gita Fagelman, a dressmaker, both of whom had emigrated as youths from Czarist Russia.

Alfred Kazin was born in Brooklyn in His first book of criticism, On Native Grounds (), was a groundbreaking study of American literature that changed radically our way of looking at it, and established him overnight as a major : Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group.

About Alfred Kazin. ALFRED KAZIN was born in Brooklyn in His first book of criticism, On Native Grounds (), was a groundbreaking study of American literature that changed radically our way of looking at it, and established him overnight as a major figure.

Alfred Kazin Kazin said of his motivations to write, “From my first conscious moments I was absorbed in the most intimate problems of the working class, in the fire and color of immigrant life.

I was by temperament created for the idea of revolution, in the sense of making the world over and creating a. The first biography of Alfred Kazin–inveterate New Yorker, autobiographer, and perhaps the last great man of American letters in the tradition of Edmund Wilson Born in to barely literate Jewish immigrants in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn, Alfred Kazin rose from near poverty to become a dominant figure in twentieth-century literary.

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"Alfred Kazin's Journals is a profound and exciting book, more so even than the best of the dozen works of criticism and autobiography that he published during his lifetime Some of Kazin's journals reveal only their author's private darkness, but far more of them open onto vistas of literature and history illuminated by his intelligent.

Featuring the first African-American hero in literature, the heart wrenching tale of slavery, being 'sold down the river' and the breakup of families presents a stirring look at the 19th century's white views of 'the peculiar institution' of slavery. pages, softcover with introduction by Alfred Kazin.

Uncle Tom's Cabin - 5/5(2). Kazin ’38GSAS, a public intellectual who helped shape the American conversation on literature and politics for nearly 60 years, had one of the 20th century’s most alert, curious, passionate minds, and Alfred Kazin’s Journals is a page monument to its indomitability.

Kazin suffered from chronic dissatisfaction, to be sure, but that. “Reviews of my books still referred to me in parenthesis as Mrs. Alfred Kazin, as if that were a career in itself,” Ms. Birstein wrote in “What I Saw at the Fair” (), a spare-no-mercy.

Featuring the first African-American hero in literature, the heart wrenching tale of slavery, being 'sold down the river' and the breakup of families presents a stirring look at the 19th century's white views of 'the peculiar institution' of slavery. pages, softcover with introduction by Alfred Kazin.

Uncle Tom's Cabin () by 5/5(2).—Alfred Kazin, Contemporaries Truth in autobiography is not merely fidelity to fact or conformity to “likeness,” to the way one appears to others, but rather the projection of a story of successive self-images and recognitions or distortions of those self-images by the world; it is the story of identity as the tension between self-image.Book Description: Born in to barely literate Jewish immigrants in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn, Alfred Kazin rose from near poverty to become a dominant figure in twentieth-century literary criticism and one of America's last great men of letters.