On Native Grounds: An Interpretation Of Modern American Prose Literature #2019

On Native Grounds: An Interpretation Of Modern American Prose Literature Alfred Kazin On Native Grounds An Interpretation Of Modern American Prose Literature 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

  • Title: On Native Grounds: An Interpretation Of Modern American Prose Literature
  • Author: Alfred Kazin
  • ISBN: 9780156687508
  • Page: 422
  • Format: Paperback
  • On Native Grounds: An Interpretation Of Modern American Prose Literature Alfred Kazin 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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    1. There is sickness in contemporary literature, a very great sickness but it is hardly self willed, and it is bound up with the situation of contemporary humanityom the last chapter, written during the second World WarOf all the books I have under the general heading of American Literature, this is the last one I would ever want to lose.That means that I would give up all the novels, all the other books by and about American authors, and keep this as the last one.Why Because by dipping into Kazin [...]

    2. If you happen to be jonesing for a vigorous, stouthearted analysis of the generative forces both creative and critical that influenced the course of American literature between the tail end of the Victoria Era until the onset of World War II, then you won t go wrong with this one Navigating the analytic terrain in this exceedingly in depth tome wasn t necessarily a stroll through the park, even for a dyed in the wool Lost Generation Hard Boiled fan boy like me But to Kazin s enduring credit, he [...]

    3. Rarely has a critical survey been this much fun to read I particularly liked the preface, opening, and closing chapters My favorite of Kazin s period surveys is his chapter on the Lost Generation.

    4. worth reading, if just for the chapter on dos passos, hemingway, and fitzgerald rather dense at times, but great all in all essays on books and writers.

    5. 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, saying he was afraid of Jim when he wrote the book The chapters focusing solely on critics of the period were pretty tough going, but the writing on Firzgerald, Hemingway, Wolfe, etc got me all fired up to read and re read American authors.

    6. Kazin s book is a quite selective historical survey of literature from 1890 to 1940, but it frequently includes critics and social sciences under that heading Like many literary studies from the early 20th century, it s much about the particular narrative it strings together than it is about specific analysis, which is often offhand and without evidence It s organized, if anything, around a loose, idiosyncratic conception of realism that is a cross between a modernist sense of getting at the re [...]

    7. This is the edtion I now have, but it is a reprint that is considerably older than 1995 If you re into modern American Lit though modern may no longer apply, since this book only covers up to 1945 or so , this is necessary reading Kazin was a great writer, so this study never drags.

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