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Alfred Kazin

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Alfred Kazin was born in Brooklyn in 1915. His first book of criticism, On Native Grounds (1942), was a groundbreaking study of American literature that changed radically our way of looking at it, and established him overnight as a major figure. In a series of books of his own since then, and in many critically edited texts of classic American literary works, he has established himself as our preeminent man of letters. He has taught widely at Harvard, Smith, Amherst, Hunter College, the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, and elsewhere. In 1996 he received from the Truman... Read More

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Written by Alfred Kazin

Format: eBook, 408 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: October 2, 2013
Price: $13.99

An American Procession is a study, on the largest scale, of the major American writers at work during the historically and literarily crucial century that began in the early 1830s, when Ralph Waldo Emerson founded a national literature on the basis of a metaphysical revolution, and ended on the eve of... Read more >

God and the American Writer

Written by Alfred Kazin

Format: eBook, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 11, 2013
Price: $11.99

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Also available as a trade paperback.

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God and the American Writer

Written by Alfred Kazin

Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 27, 1998
Price: $15.00

A New York Times Notable Book of the Year
A National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist
Choice Outstanding Academic Book

"God and the American Writer does more to illuminate the fundamental purposes and motivations of our greatest writers from Hawthorne to Faulkner than any study I have read in the past fifty-five years--that is... Read more >
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Written by Alfred Kazin

Format: eBook, 312 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: October 2, 2013
Price: $15.99

Alfred Kazin, one of the central figures of America’s intellectual life in the 20th century, takes us into his own life and times. His autobiography encompasses, within a single large, fluent narrative, a personal story openly told; an inside look at New York’s innermost intellectual circles; and brilliantly astute observations of... Read more >
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