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1 A Lifetime Burning in Every Moment: From the Journals of Alfred Kazin Kazin, Alfred
Very Good. 
Hardcover. Stated 1st edition hardcover with dustjacket 1996 HarperCollins. REMAINDER MARK at bottom page edge. Otherwise very clean; pages bright; binding tight; never read. Only light shelfwear. 341 pages. Language: English. 'Kazin, a passionate and influential literary critic, has been an assiduous journal keeper ever since his college days. Now in his 80s, Kazin has fashioned a captivating, mosaiclike memoir out of carefully selected journal passages covering the years 1938-95. His cut-and-paste approach shrinks time, so that we watch him fall in and out of love, start and complete various books, travel, and earn Guggenheims and a Fulbright in rapid succession, while his spiritual center, New York City, metamorphoses from a city of dreams into a metropolis of nightmares. We also witness the evolution of his 2 primary preoccupations, books and the significance and sorrow of being Jewish in the century of the Holocaust. Ever fascinated with literature's role in life and interpretations of life in literature, Kazin shares compelling critical commentary on the work and personality of such pivotal writers as Simone Weil, Hannah Arendt, Saul Bellow, Elizabeth Bishop, Robert Frost, Elie Wiesel, Saul Steinberg, Pauline Kael, Jerzy Kosinski, and Harold Bloom. If you share even half his interests, Kazin's feisty, eloquent, and frank journal will prove arresting.'-- Donna Seaman, Booklist. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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