Alfred Kazin New York Jew

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New York Jew

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9780394495675: New York Jew

In his lifetime Alfred Kazin has been many things...student, scholar, journalist, critic, activist. But he has also maintained contact with his private self, his spiritual and intellectual self, and in this book we share this wellspring of his creativity.

Kazin got his start with the New Republic, later served at Fortune with James Agee in the reign of Henry Luce. He knew wartime London; traveled extensively after the war in Italy, Germany, Russia and Israel. His moves along the continuum have always pushed him in one direction--toward truth.

"New York itself is a central character in his book as in his life--a life superbly told, in a book of permanent importance to anyone who cares about American writing and writers." (Publisher's Source)

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In this book, Alfred Kazin, who for more than 30 years has been one of the central figures of America's intellectual life, takes us into his own life and times. His autobiography encompasses a personal story openly told; an inside look at New York's innermost intellectual circles; strong and intimate revelations of many of the most important writers of the century; and brilliantly astute observations of the literary accomplishments, atmosphere, and fads of the 1940s, 50s, and 60s in the context of America's shifting political gales.

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