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An American Procession

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$30.00 • £24.95 • €27.00

ISBN 9780674031432

Publication Date: 03/01/1996

Short

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

World rights except United Kingdom & Commonwealth

In this illuminating study of the “crucial century” (1830–1930), Alfred Kazin views the major figures in American writing, beginning in the 1830s when Ralph Waldo Emerson founded a national literature on the basis of a religious revolution, and ending on the eve of the 1930s with modernism—Eliot, Pound, Hemingway, Fitzgerald—and with the revelation of the “postponed power” of those who had been modern before their time—Henry Adams, Melville, Whitman, Dickinson.

Awards & Accolades

  • Alfred Kazin was Awarded the First Truman Capote Literary Trust Lifetime Achievement Award in Literary Criticism in Memory of Newton Arvin
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