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Alfred Kazin

Alfred Kazin

·3.79·33,992 Ratings
“ Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it. ” ― Michelangelo
Authors' Books
  • Jews Without Money

    2004·
    ·3.79·427 Ratings
    As a writer and political activist Michael Gold was an important presence on the American scene for three decades. His was a powerful voice for social change and human rights. Jews Without Money, his only novel, is his fictionalized autobiography of immig
  • The Day of the Locust

    1983·
    ·3.77·16,874 Ratings
    The Day of the Locust is a novel about Hollywood and its corrupting touch, about the American dream turned into a sun-drenched California nightmare. Nathanael West's Hollywood is not the glamorous "home of the stars" but a seedy world of little people, so
  • The Portable Blake

    1977·
    ·4.33·383 Ratings
    The Portable Blake contains the hermetic genius's most important works: Songs of Innocence and Songs of Experience in their entirety; selections from his "prophetic books"--including The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, Visions of the Daughters of Abion, Amer
  • Inventing the Truth: The Art and Craft of Memoir

    1998·
    ·3.87·463 Ratings
    An indispensable book by writers who have experienced firsthand the rewards and challenges of crafting a memoir  Anyone undertaking the project of writing a memoir knows that the events, memories, and emotions of the past often resist the orderly structu
  • Call It Sleep

    1994·
    ·3.83·6,636 Ratings
    When Henry Roth published Call It Sleep, his first novel, in 1934, it was greeted with critical acclaim. But in that dark Depression year, books were hard to sell, and the novel quickly dropped out of sight, as did its twenty-eight-year-old author. Only w
  • A Walker in the City

    1969·
    ·3.94·400 Ratings
    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
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