A Walker in the City [NOOK Book]

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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. Drawings by Marvin Bileck.

A classic autobiography, the spiritual history both of Mr. Kazin's passage into a new way of life and his profound ...

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A Walker in the City

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Overview

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. Drawings by Marvin Bileck.

A classic autobiography, the spiritual history both of Mr. Kazin's passage into a new way of life and his profound anchorage in the world of his heritage.

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Singular and beautiful…it is a small book and an immense achievement.
—Brendan Gill, The New Yorker
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This intimate, intense, and lyrical memoir written in the late 1940s recounts the author's life as a young man, beginning in the Brooklyn Jewish neighborhood of Brownsville and moving on to the larger world of Manhattan and beyond. Here's a touching account of "Old New York," from the corners of Kazin's home kitchen to the synagogue and the drugstore, to the subways and streets of Brooklyn and "the city." The author's poignant observations of the people in his life, the neighborhood personalities, the chronicle of his love for learning, and the long-gone and still existing landmarks of the infamous borough are a make for a unique autobiography touched with New York City history. By the author of A Lifetime Burning in Every Moment. Black-and-white illustrations.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780547546360
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 3/19/1969
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 744,789
  • File size: 2 MB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 3, 2001

    A Well-Worn Path Well Visited

    The journey from Brooklyn to Manhattan appears on any map to be measurable in mere miles. But when considered as passage from a daily struggle for rent, dinner and a somnabulant few hours of mass entertainment across the bridge to cosmopolitan engagement with art, politics and history, it defies quantification. The Web has made this whimsical book utterly metaphorical; all to the good, I think.

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  • Posted October 24, 2014

    I think it was a very unusual book but readable and an insight i

    I think it was a very unusual book but readable and an insight into NY at the beginning of the last century. What life was like and how people lived back

    then what

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 24, 2014

    I hesitate to down load this despite sample thiscwill be a very short but three essays in length

    They are so listed as being in mags and rewritten they are very dated for the n.y. of his childhoid had street gas lights ill are very tiny

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