Alfred Kazin





Alfred Kazin


Born
in Brooklyn, NY, The United States
June 05, 1915

Died
June 05, 1998


Alfred Kazin (June 5, 1915 – June 5, 1998) was an American writer and literary critic, many of whose writings depicted the immigrant experience in early twentieth century America.

Kazin is regarded as one of "The New York Intellectuals", and like many other members of this group he was born in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn and attended the City College of New York. However, his politics were more moderate than most of the New York intellectuals, many of whom were socialists. He wrote out of a great passion-- or great disgust -- for what he was reading and embedded his opinions in a deep knowledge of history, both literary history and politics and culture. He was a friend of the political theorist Hannah Arendt. In 1996 he was awarded t
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A Walker in the City

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On Native Grounds: An Inter...

4.24 avg rating — 49 ratings — published 1942 — 7 editions
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New York Jew

4.07 avg rating — 43 ratings — published 1978 — 7 editions
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Writing Was Everything

3.91 avg rating — 32 ratings — published 1998 — 3 editions
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God and the American Writer

3.85 avg rating — 26 ratings — published 1997 — 6 editions
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Starting Out In The Thirties

3.74 avg rating — 27 ratings — published 1965 — 4 editions
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Alfred Kazin's America: Cri...

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An American Procession: Maj...

3.81 avg rating — 16 ratings — published 1984 — 8 editions
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A Writer's America: Landsca...

3.38 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 1988
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A Lifetime Burning in Every...

3.83 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 1996 — 2 editions
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“The writer writes in order to teach himself, to understand himself, to satisfy himself; the publishing of his ideas, though it brings gratification, is a curious anticlimax.”
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“One writes to make a home for oneself, on paper, in time and in others' minds.”
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“When a writer talks about his work, he's talking about a love affair.”
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