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Alfred Kazin

 (1915 - 1998)

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Literary critic, essayist, and social historian Alfred Kazin was born on June 5, 1915 in New York City. He received his bachelor's degree from College of the City of New York in 1935 and his master's degree from Columbia  in 1938. his first work, On Native Grounds (1942) was a study of American literature and society in the first half of the 20th century. Essay collections include: The Inmost Leaf (1955); Contemporaries (1962);  Bright Book of Life (1973); An American Procession (1984);  Writing Was Everything (1995); and God & the American Writer (1997). Autobiographical works include:  A Walker in the City (1951); Starting Out in the Thirties (1965); New York Jew (1978); An American Procession (1984); A Writer's America (1986); and A Lifetime Burning in Every Moment: From the Journals of Alfred Kazin (1996).
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