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Alfred Kazin A Biography by Richard M. Cook

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Published by Yale University Press .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Biography: general,
  • Literary theory,
  • Biography And Autobiography,
  • Biography & Autobiography,
  • Biography / Autobiography,
  • Biography/Autobiography,
  • New York,
  • General,
  • Literary,
  • Biography & Autobiography / General,
  • 20th century,
  • American literature,
  • Biography,
  • Criticism,
  • Critics,
  • History,
  • History and criticism,
  • Theory, etc,
  • United States

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages464
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL10319273M
ISBN 100300115059
ISBN 109780300115055

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  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. alfred kazin Download alfred kazin or read online books in PDF, EPUB, Tuebl, and Mobi Format. Click Download or Read Online button to get alfred kazin book now. This site is like a library, Use search box in the widget to get ebook that you want. Discover Book Depository's huge selection of Alfred Kazin books online. Free delivery worldwide on over 20 million titles. Alfred Kazin, Essayist. Contemporaries. by Alfred Kazin. Little, Brown. pp. $ I must first of all take up an unwarranted and, I think, malicious attack on Alfred Kazin’s new book of essays, attack, appearing in the guise of a book review in the New Republic (J ) was made by Joseph Heller, author of the popular and, I am told, interesting novel, Catch