A lifetime burning in every moment: from the Journals of Alfred Kazin

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HarperCollins Publishers, Apr 18, 1996 - Biography & Autobiography - 341 pages
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The son of Russian-Jewish immigrants, Kazin became the last 20th century American literary and social critic in a great tradition that began with Edmund Wilson. A Lifetime Burning in Every Moment is a collection of writings from Kazin's diaries, which he has kept from the 1930s to the present. From a sensitive observer who is never at a loss for the most striking words, this is an astute and resonant portrait of cultural life in the last half century.

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With over 50 years' worth of raw material to plunder and pick through, Kazin unearths pieces of autobiographical and critical prototypes, along with literary gossip, academic kvetching, private ... Read full review

A lifetime burning in every moment: from the Journals of Alfred Kazin

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A selection of the diaries Kazin (Writing Was Everything, LJ 6/15/95) has kept since the late 1930s, this volume reveals a mind and spirit both analytical and passionate. Interested in everything ... 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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