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date: 14 June 2024

Kazin, Alfredlocked

Kazin, Alfredlocked

  • Zack Rogow

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Alfred Kazin, memoirist and literary critic, was a leading voice of the generation of American writers who came of age during the Great Depression of the 1930s. He authored one of the most vivid memoirs of growing up in an immigrant family. Kazin's writings on American literature brought new attention and seriousness to the study of American letters, and his critical method defied the conventions of his time in stressing the importance of historical context in literary criticism.

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  • North American Literatures

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