Alfred Kazin

Finalist, National Book Awards 1979
Finalist, National Book Awards 1966
Finalist, National Book Awards 1963
Finalist, 1952 National Book Awards

Kazin said of his motivations to write, “From my first conscious moments I was absorbed in the most intimate problems of the working class, in the fire and color of immigrant life. I was by temperament created for the idea of revolution, in the sense of making the world over and creating a new society.”
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A Walker in the City

A Walker in the City, by Alfred Kazin book cover, 1952
ISBN 9780156941761 Mariner Books / Harcourt, Brace

Kazin’s memorable description of his life as a young man as he makes the journey from Brooklyn to “americanca”-the larger world that begins at the other end of the subway in Manhattan. A classic portrayal of the Jewish immigrant culture of the 1930s. More about this book >

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Alfred Kazin

Kazin said of his motivations to write, “From my first conscious moments I was absorbed in the most intimate problems of the working class, in the fire and color of immigrant life. I was by temperament created for the idea of revolution, in the sense of making the world over and creating a new society.”

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