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Kazin, Alfred 1915-1998

Works: 449 works in 1,585 publications in 4 languages and 38,592 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Psychological fiction  Sea stories  History  Political fiction  Biography  Action and adventure fiction  Didactic fiction  Sea fiction 
Subject Headings: Jews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Contributor, Performer, Other, Speaker, pre, Creator, wpr, win, Commentator, Correspondent, Writer of accompanying material
Classifications: PS2384, 813.3
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On native grounds : an interpretation of modern American prose literature by Alfred Kazin( Book )

113 editions published between 1942 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,884 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kazin argues that America's principal literary figures from the Civil War to World War II were bound directly to it's social development
Bright book of life: American novelists and storytellers from Hemingway to Mailer by Alfred Kazin( Book )

58 editions published between 1971 and 1981 in 4 languages and held by 2,249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines American fiction from the 1940's to the 1970's
An American procession by Alfred Kazin( Book )

50 editions published between 1900 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 2,112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of the major American writers from the 1830's to the 1930's
The portable Blake by William Blake( Book )

47 editions published between 1946 and 1987 in English and held by 1,880 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of the most notable writings of William Blake
Contemporaries. [Essays by Alfred Kazin( Book )

40 editions published between 1924 and 1964 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes essays on Herman Melville and Moby Dick, Henry David Thoreau, Stephen Crane, Theodore Dreiser, Gertrude Stein, Sinclair Lewis, John P. Marquand, William Faulkner, Graham Greene, John O'Hara, Nelson Algren, James Agee, Lawrence Durrell, Dylan Thomas, Bernard Malamud, Saul Bellow, J.F. Powers, Robert Lowell, J.D. Salinger, Brendan Behan, Norman Mailer, Truman Capote, James Baldwin, Philip Roth, Sholom Aleichem, Thomas Mann, and Albert Camus, among others. Includes five essays on Sigmund Freud
God & the American writer by Alfred Kazin( Book )

20 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 1,681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A series of essays on major American poets, novelists, and statesmen exploring "what the meaning of God has been for American writers, and how those writers ... have expressed it."--Jacket
The stature of Theodore Dreiser; a critical survey of the man and his work by Alfred Kazin( Book )

31 editions published between 1955 and 1965 in English and held by 1,457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

F. Scott Fitzgerald: the man and his work by Alfred Kazin( Book )

49 editions published between 1951 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book collects "personal tributes, reviews, critiques and comments" to give "an over-all picture of Fitzgerald." -- Dust jacket
A writer's America : landscape in literature by Alfred Kazin( Book )

18 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 1,117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the American landscape, wild, pastoral, or urbanized, and its influence on poets, essayists, and novelists
The open form: essays for our time by Alfred Kazin( Book )

29 editions published between 1961 and 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,072 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The inmost leaf; a selection of essays by Alfred Kazin( Book )

34 editions published between 1941 and 1979 in English and held by 1,001 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writers at work : the Paris review interviews, third series by George Plimpton( Book )

17 editions published between 1967 and 1982 in English and held by 964 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Interviews and biographical notes, prepared for book publication by George Plimpton."
Emerson: a modern anthology by Ralph Waldo Emerson( Book )

34 editions published between 1958 and 1968 in English and Undetermined and held by 753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selections from his journals, essays, letters, sermons, and poems
Uncle Tom's cabin, or, Life among the lowly by Harriet Beecher Stowe( Book )

27 editions published between 1981 and 2003 in English and held by 752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Presents the controversial novel, published in 1852, in which author Harriet Beecher Stowe offers an indictment of the pre-Civil War South through the story of Uncle Tom, an elderly slave who maintains his human dignity in the face of cruelty, suffering, and death." "The book relates the trials, suffering, and human dignity of Uncle Tom, an old black slave. Cruelly treated by a Yankee plantation owner, Simon Legree, Tom dies as the result of a beating. Uncle Tom is devoted to Little Eva, the daughter of his white owner, Augustine St. Clare. Other important characters are the mulatto girl Eliza; the impish black child Topsy; Miss Ophelia St. Clare, a New England spinster; and Marks, the slave catcher. The setting is Kentucky and Louisiana." Reader's Ency. 4th edition
Inventing the truth : the art and craft of memoir by Russell Baker( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nine authors discuss the problems and pleasures of reinventing the past
The red badge of courage by Stephen Crane( Book )

12 editions published between 1983 and 2004 in English and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"During his service in the Civil War, a young Union soldier matures to manhood and finds peace of mind as he comes to grips with his conflicting emotions about war." "A young Union solider, Henry Fleming, tells of his feelings when he is under fire for the first time during the battle of Chancellorsville. He is overcome by fear and runs from the field. Later he returns to lead a charge that re-establishes his own reputation as well as that of his company. ONe of the great novels of the Civil War." Cincinnati Public Library
American modernism by Richard Gray( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays explore the social, philosophical, and political trends that influenced Modernism and the prominent writers of the movement
Contemporaries, from the 19th century to the present by Alfred Kazin( Book )

2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Call it sleep by Henry Roth( Book )

14 editions published between 1962 and 2006 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Henry Roth published his debut novel Call It Sleep in 1934, it was greeted with considerable critical acclaim, though, in those troubled times, lackluster sales. Only with its paperback publication thirty years later did this novel receive the recognition it deserves - and still enjoys. Having sold to date millions of copies worldwide, Call It Sleep is the story of David Schearl, the "dangerously imaginative" child coming of age in the slums of New York."--Jacket
Moby Dick by Herman Melville( Book )

11 editions published between 1956 and 2013 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is Melville's epic story of a man and demoniac obsession. Moby Dick is a ferocious white whale, who was known to whalers as Mocha Dick. He is pursued in a fury of revenge by Captain Ahab, whose leg he has bitten off. Moby Dick becomes a symbol of the terrific forces of the natural universe, and Captain Ahab is doomed to disaster, even though Moby Dick is killed at the end
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An American procession
An American processionThe portable BlakeGod & the American writerThe inmost leaf; a selection of essaysUncle Tom's cabin, or, Life among the lowlyThe red badge of courageAmerican modernismCall it sleep
Alternative Names
Alfred Kazin Amerikaans literatuurcriticus (1915-1998)

Alfred Kazin critico letterario e saggista statunitense

Alfred Kazin écrivain américain

Alfred Kazin escriptor estatunidenc

Alfred Kazin escritor estadounidense

Alfred Kazin yhdysvaltalainen kirjailija

Kazin, A. 1915-1998

Kazin, A. (Alfred), 1915-1998

Kazin, Alfred

Kazin, Alfred 1915-

אלפרד קייזין

אלפרד קייזין סופר אמריקאי

קזין, אלפרד 1915-1998

קיזין, אלפרד 1915-1998

קייזין, אלפרד 1915-1998

ألفريد كازين، 1915-1998

كازن، ألفريد، 1915-1998

ケイジン, A.

ケイジン, アルフレッド

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