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Overview

In this illuminating study of the "crucial century" 1830-1930, Alfred Kazin views the major figures in American writing, beginning when Ralph Waldo Emerson left the church and inspired a national literature on the basis of a religious revolution, and ending with the triumph of modernism - Eliot, Pound, Hemingway, Fitzgerald - and with the revelation after World War I of the "postponed power" of those who had been modern before their time: Henry Adams, Melville, Whitman, Dickinson.
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Editorial Reviews

Marcus Cunliffe
I have nothing but praise for ''An American Procession.'' Mr. Kazin may not deal with the entire procession, but what he does cover is consummately well handled. -- New York Times
New York Times Book Review

With An American Procession, Alfred Kazin confirms a reservation in the front tier of the reviewing stand, next to his eminent predecessors Van Wyck Brooks and Edmund Wilson. I have nothing but praise for An American Procession. Alfred Kazin himself can write brilliantly, catching the 'very essence' of an author in an epithet or a phrase...He is a first-rate comprehender, explainer, and savorer. The power of his book lies, in the last analysis, in Mr. Kazin's profound instinct for style.
— Marcus Cunliffe

New Republic

The Procession is wonderfully exciting to read...An authentic entrance, as Whitman called the self, to all facts.
— Richard Howard

New Yorker
A sense of caring intimacy lifts Kazin's survey above the usual inventory of masterworks...An American Procession is a refresher in the best sense...It vivaciously refreshes our awareness.
The Atlantic

Kazin is one of the most seasoned and subtle critics of American literature. He has always balanced an awareness of the pressure of external circumstances with a sense that books are also a series of private meetings between authors and ink bottles. He sees writers as at once facing the world and facing their desks.
— Richard Ellmann

New York Times Book Review - Marcus Cunliffe
With An American Procession, Alfred Kazin confirms a reservation in the front tier of the reviewing stand, next to his eminent predecessors Van Wyck Brooks and Edmund Wilson. I have nothing but praise for An American Procession. Alfred Kazin himself can write brilliantly, catching the 'very essence' of an author in an epithet or a phrase...He is a first-rate comprehender, explainer, and savorer. The power of his book lies, in the last analysis, in Mr. Kazin's profound instinct for style.
New Republic - Richard Howard
The Procession is wonderfully exciting to read...An authentic entrance, as Whitman called the self, to all facts.
The Atlantic - Richard Ellmann
Kazin is one of the most seasoned and subtle critics of American literature. He has always balanced an awareness of the pressure of external circumstances with a sense that books are also a series of private meetings between authors and ink bottles. He sees writers as at once facing the world and facing their desks.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780394503783
  • Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 4/12/1984
  • Edition description: 1st ed
  • Pages: 394

Meet the Author

Alfred Kazin was Distinguished Professor of English, Emeritus, at Hunter College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York. He is the author and editor of many books, including, most recently, A Writer's America: Landscape in American Literature.
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Table of Contents

Preface, 1996
Prologue, 1918: Old Man in a Dry Month 3
Pt. 1 The Self as Power: America When Young, 1830-1865
1 The Priest Departs, the Divine Literatus Comes: Emerson 25
2 Things Are in the Saddle and Ride Mankind: Emerson 42
3 A Lover and His Guilty Land: Thoreau 63
4 The Ghost Sense: Hawthorne and Poe 81
5 A More Perfect Union: Whitman to Lincoln 103
Pt. 2 Modern Times, 1865-1900
6 "Melville Is Dwelling Somewhere in New York" 131
7 Wrecked, Solitary, Here: Dickinson's Room of Her Own 161
8 Creatures of Circumstance: Mark Twain 181
9 The James Country 211
10 Chicago and "the East": Dreiser, Adams, Mark Twain 235
11 The Youth: Stephen Crane 256
Pt. 3 Ruling by Style: History and the Moderns, 1900-1929
12 A Postponed Power: Henry Adams 277
13 Going to Europe: Eliot and Pound 310
14 An American Tragedy and The Sound and the Fury 334
15 Hemingway the Painter 357
Retrospect, 1932: The Twenties and the Great American Thing 374
Index 399
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