Bibliography (Cyclopedia of World Authors, Fourth Revised Edition)
Alter, Robert. “The Education of Alfred Kazin.” In Motives for Fiction. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1984. Praises Kazin’s interest in a realistic tradition and numbers him among those writers who respond to human predicaments and choices.
Cook, Richard. Alfred Kazin. New Haven: Yale, 2008. This biography discusses Kazin’s writing of his novel On Native Ground along with the ways in which he was influenced by other writers of his time. It also examines his public and private life and his literary achievements and failures.
Hicks, Granville. “The Ground Alfred Kazin Stands On.” The Antioch Review 3 (Spring, 1943). Although dated, this work is still useful for its appraisal of strengths and weaknesses in Kazin’s criticism.
Kramer, Hilton. “The Age of the Intellectuals.” The New Leader, September 27, 1965. Praises Kazin’s ability to stand apart from the change of which he is a product.
Sale, Roger. On Not Being Good Enough: Writings of a Working Critic. New York: Oxford University Press, 1979. As the title suggests, the author finds fault with Kazin and numerous other well-known critics; nevertheless, Sale praises what he refers to as “some fine sentences.”
Schuessler, Jennifer. “Alfred Kazin: An...
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