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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User Review  - Erik Burge - Goodreads

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

Review: On Native Grounds: An Interpretation Of Modern American Prose Literature

User Review  - Steve Quinn - Goodreads

A really interesting look at American literature written during WWII. Fascinating to see who Kazin praises, and who he doesn't. There's a great preface where he admits to missing the boat on Faulkner ... Read full review

Contents

The Opening Struggle for Realism
3
American Fin de Siecle
51
Edith Wharton and Theodore Dreiser
73
Copyright

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About the author (1942)

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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