Alfred Kazin

Alfred Kazin was an American writer and literary critic, known for his studies of American literature and his autobiographical works. He was a prominent figure in the New York intellectual scene and contributed significantly to the understanding of American literary culture.


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  1. 1. A Walker in the City

    This memoir explores the author's experiences growing up as a Jewish child in the Brownsville neighborhood of Brooklyn during the 1920s and 1930s. The narrative delves into his relationship with his family, his Jewish identity, his love for literature, and his observations about the changing urban landscape. As he walks through his old neighborhood as an adult, he reflects on the past, creating a vivid and emotional portrait of his childhood and the immigrant experience in New York City.

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