On native grounds: an interpretation of modern American prose literature

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Reynal & Hitchcock, 1942 - Literary Criticism - 541 pages
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A classic interpretation of literature from America's golden age-including the work of Howells, Wharton, Lewis, Cather, Fitzgerald, Hemingway, and Faulkner. New Preface by the Author; Index.

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On native grounds: an interpretation of modern American prose literature

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Kazin rounds up the usual suspects in this 1942 survey of American literature. Though many of the authors discussed went on to greater glory and hence more in-depth studies after its publication ... Read full review

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If you happen to be jonesing for a vigorous, stouthearted analysis of the generative forces (both creative and critical) that influenced the course of American literature between the tail end of the ... Read full review


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Alfred Kazin is Distinguished Professor of English, Emeritus, at Hunter College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York. He is the author and editor of many books, including, most recently, "A Writer's America: Landscape in American Literature".

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