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A Walker in the City

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Publisher Comments:

Alfred Kazin burst onto the American literary scene in 1942, when his first book, On Native Grounds, announced the arrival of an important new literary critic. A Walker in the City, his second, signaled the other direction his career would follow: author of several intense, intimate, and lyrical memoirs.

Years later he would admit how he struggled writing it. He thought he wanted to concentrate on New York itself, describing a series of walks around the city. But what emerged was the story of his own boyhood encounters with it, starting from Brownsville, the Brooklyn Jewish neighborhood of his birth, then stretching out to alluring, mysterious Manhattan and from there to the world.

Each walk is simultaneously a journey out and a journey in: outward, from the neighborhood to the land beyond, the great, electric, canyoned streets of the city; inward, into his own soul, as it grows and falls in love with books and language and literature, with music and metaphysics and politics, with the city and the country and the world and rapturously tries to take them all in.

Synopsis:

Kazin's memorable description of his life as a young man as he makes the journey from Brooklyn to "americanca" — the larger world that begins at the other end of the subway in Manhattan. A classic portrayal of the Jewish immigrant culture of the 1930s. Drawings by Marvin Bileck.

About the Author

Kazin has taught at Harvard, the University of California, Smith, Black Mountain College, the University of Minnesota, the City University of New York, and other universities and colleges here and abroad.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780156941761
Author:
Kazin, Alfred
Publisher:
Mariner Books
Location:
San Diego :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Jews
Subject:
Social conditions
Subject:
Authors, American
Subject:
Autobiography
Subject:
Critics
Subject:
Critics -- United States -- Biography.
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Jewish
Subject:
New york (n.y.)
Subject:
Brooklyn (new york, n.y.)
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
578
Publication Date:
19690331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8 x 5.31 in 0.46 lb

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