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Alfred Kazin's America : critical and personal writings / edited and with an introduction by Ted Solotaroff.

Author/Creator:
Kazin, Alfred, 1915-1998.
Edition:
1st Perennial ed.
Publication:
New York : Perennial, 2004, c2003.
Format/Description:
Book
xlvii, 540 p. ; 21 cm.
Subjects:
American literature -- History and criticism.
American literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
United States -- Civilization -- 20th century.
Critics -- United States -- Biography.
Kazin, Alfred, 1915-1998.
Kazin, Alfred, 1915-1998.
American literature.
Civilization
Critics.
United States
Form/Genre:
Biography.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Contents:
The kitchen
"Beyond!"
Mrs. Solovey
Yeshua
Brownsville : 1931
The new republic : 1934
At V.F. Calverton's : 1936
Preface to On native grounds
The opening struggle for realism
Two educations : Edith Wharton and Theodore Dreiser
An insurgent scholar : Thorstein Veblen
The new realism : Sherwood Anderson and Sinclair Lewis
Willa Cather's elegy
All the lost generations : F. Scott Fitzgerald, E.E. Cummings, Ernest Hemingway, and John Dos Passos
Provincetown, 1940 : Bertram Wolfe, Mary McCarthy, Philip Rahv
Delmore Schwartz
Saul Bellow and Lionel Trilling
The fascination and terror of Ezra Pound
William Faulkner : The sound and the fury
Southern isolates : Flannery O'Connor and Walker Percy
Arthur Schlesinger Jr. : the historian at the center
President Kennedy and other intellectuals
Professional observers : Cheever, Salinger, and Updike
The earthly city of the Jews : Bellow, Malamud, and Roth
The imagination of fact : Capote and Mailer
The "single voice" of Ralph Ellison
Two cassandras : Joan Didion and Joyce Carol Oates
James Wright : the gift of feeling
The intoxicating sense of possibility : Thomas Jefferson at Monticello
Emerson : the priest departs, the divine literatus comes
Thoreau and American power
Hawthorne: the ghost sense
"Melville is dwelling somewhere in New York"
Walt Whitman : I am the man
Lincoln : the almighty has his own purposes
Emily Dickinson : called back
Creatures of circumstance : Mark Twain
William and Henry James : our passion is our task
The death of the past : Henry Adams and T.S. Eliot
Edmund Wilson at Wellfleet
Hannah Arendt : the burden of our time
The directness of Josephine Herbst
Saving my soul at the plaza
A parade in the rain
To be a critic.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (p. [523]-525) and index.
Penn Provenance:
Gotham Book Mart (former owner) (Gotham Book Mart Collection copy)
Penn Chronology:
2004
Contributor:
Solotaroff, Ted, 1928-2008.
Gotham Book Mart Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
ISBN:
0060512768 (pbk.)
9780060512767 (pbk.)
OCLC:
56885313
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