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Starting Out In The Thirties Alfred Kazin

Starting Out In The Thirties

Alfred Kazin

Published April 1980
ISBN : 9780394743363
166 pages
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The great American literary critic Alfred Kazins passion for books grew out of his belief in their power to shape the real world. First published in 1965, this classic memoir chronicles Kazins apprentice years, during which he enthusiastically participated in New Yorks left-wing cultural life--vivid portraits of V.F. Calverton, Philip Rahv, and Malcolm Cowley are among the books many pleasures--while writing his pioneering study of American literature, On Native Grounds. Few authors convey their love for art as infectiously as does Kazin in descriptions of works as diverse as Fontemara by Ignazio Silone and Awake and Sing by Clifford Odets. He writes with equal warmth about family, friends, and lovers. --Wendy Smith