Alfred Kazin's America

Alfred Kazin's America : Critical and Personal Writings

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Over the course of sixty years, Alfred Kazin's writings confronted virtually all of our major imaginative writers, from Emerson to Emily Dickinson to James Wright and Joyce Carol Oates -- including such unexpected figures as Lincoln, William James, and Thorstein Veblen. This son of Russian Jews wrote out of the tensions of the outsider and the astute, outspoken leftist -- or, as he put it, "the bitter patriotism of loving what one knows." Editor Ted Solotaroff hasselected material from Kazin's three classic memoirs to accompany his critical writings. Alfred Kazin's America provides an ongoing example of the spiritual freedom, individualism, and democratic contentiousness that he regarded as his heritage and endeavored to pass on.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 540 pages
  • 134 x 200 x 30mm | 498.96g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0060512768
  • 9780060512767
  • 1,801,570

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"[Kazin is] one of a handful of acknowledged arbiters of critical judgment in American."--Thomas L. Jefferes, Commentary
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