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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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


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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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