KAZIN, ALFRED


KAZIN, ALFRED
KAZIN, ALFRED (1915–1998), U.S. author, critic, and editor. Born to immigrants and educated in New York, Kazin pointed out that he was temperamentally drawn to the idea of revolution and social transformation. Kazin first made his reputation as a book reviewer for the New York Herald Tribune and as an editor for The New Republic and other newspapers and periodicals. His first and best-known work, On Native Grounds (1942), was an explication of modern American literature, studying the estrangement of the American writer from American culture. His critical articles and reviews have been collected in a number of books, including Contemporaries (1962). His autobiographical reflections can be found in A Walker in the City (1951), Starting Out in the Thirties (1965), and New York Jew (1978). They are also descriptions of the generation which grew up in the depression years and matured under the impact of the Spanish Civil War and Nazism. A Lifetime Burning Every Moment (1996) consists of selections from his journals. In his Writing Was Everything (1995), Kazin reflected on his literary heritage and life. Kazin also edited works by William Blake (1946), and others on Dreiser and Emerson. Together with A. Birstein he edited The Works of Anne Frank (1959). -ADD. BIBLIOGRAPHY: T. Solotaroff (ed.), Alfred Kazin's America: Critical and Personal Writings (2003). (Milton Henry Hindus / Lewis Fried (2nd ed.)

Encyclopedia Judaica. 1971.

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  • Kazin, Alfred — born June 5, 1915, Brooklyn, N.Y., U.S. died June 5, 1998, New York, N.Y. U.S. literary critic. His sweeping historical study of modern American literature, On Native Grounds (1942), won him instant recognition. Much of his criticism appeared in… …   Universalium

  • Kazin, Alfred — (1915 98)    American critic. Born in Brooklyn, he studied at City College of New York and Columbia University. He taught at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. His works include a multi volume autobiography: A Walker in the City,… …   Dictionary of Jewish Biography

  • Kazin, Alfred — (5 jun. 1915, Brooklyn, N.Y., EE.UU.–5 jun. 1998, Nueva York, N.Y.). Crítico literario estadounidense. Su acabado estudio histórico de la literatura estadounidense moderna, En tierra nativa (1942), le granjeó una aceptación inmediata. Gran parte… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Alfred — /al fred, frid/, n. a male given name: from the Old English words meaning elf and counsel. * * * I known as Alfred the Great born 849 died 899 King of Wessex (871–99) in southwestern England. He joined his brother Ethelred I in confronting a… …   Universalium

  • Alfred — (as used in expressions) Adler, Alfred Ayer, Sir A(lfred) J(ules) Binet, Alfred Birney, (Alfred) Earle Blalock, Alfred Brauchitsch, (Heinrich Alfred) Walther von Alfred Bryant Renton Leonard Alfred Schneider Alfred Gerald Caplin Cerf, Bennett… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Alfred Kazin — (June 5 1915 ndash; 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 …   Wikipedia

  • Alfred Kazin — (5 juin 1915 – 5 juin 1998) est un écrivain et critique littéraire américain[1]. Ses livres avaient pour sujet l expérience des immigrants dans l Amérique du début du XXe siècle. Kazin, considéré comme l un des « Intellectuels de New… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Kazin —   [ keɪzɪn], Alfred, amerikanischer Literaturkritiker und Schriftsteller, * New York 5. 6. 1915, ✝ ebenda 5. 6. 1998; Studium am New York City College und an der Columbia University. Sein kritischer Ansatz betrachtete Literatur im… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Kazin — For the American writer, see Alfred Kazin. Infobox Settlement name = Kazin settlement type = Village total type = image shield = subdivision type = Country subdivision name = POL subdivision type1 = Voivodeship subdivision name1 = Kuyavian… …   Wikipedia

  • Kazin — /kay zin/, n. Alfred, 1915 98, U.S. literary critic. * * * …   Universalium


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