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Alfred Kazin

Alfred KazinBorn: 5-Jun-1915
Birthplace: Brooklyn, NY
Died: 5-Jun-1998
Location of death: Manhattan, NY
Cause of death: Cancer - Prostate

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Critic, Author

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: On Native Grounds

Father: Charles Kazin (housepainter)
Mother: Gita Fagelman
Sister: Pearl
Wife: Natasha (m. 1938)
Wife: Caroline Bookman (m. 1947, div. 1950, one son)
Son: Michael Kazin
Wife: Ann Judith Birstein (novelist and critic, m. 26-Jun-1952, one daughter)
Daughter: Cathrael Kazin (b. 1955)
Wife: Judith Dunford (m. 1980s, one stepson)
Son: Jonathan Dunford (stepson)

    High School: Franklin K. Lane High School, Brooklyn, NY
    University: BA, City College of New York
    University: MA, Columbia University (1935)
    Professor: American Studies, Amherst College (1955-58)
    Professor: English, SUNY Stony Brook (1963-)

    The New Republic Literary Editor (1942-43)
    Fortune Associate Editor (1943-44)
    Guggenheim Fellowship 1940
    Russian Ancestry

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    New York: A Documentary Film (14-Nov-1999) · Himself

Author of books:
On Native Grounds: An Interpretation of Modern American Prose (1942, criticism)
A Walker in the City (1951)
Starting Out in the Thirties (1965, memoir)
Bright Book of Life: American Novelists & Storytellers from Hemingway to Mailer (1973, criticism)
New York Jew (1978, memoir)
An American Procession: The Major American Writers from 1830-1930 -- The Crucial Century (1984, criticism)
A Writer's America: Landscape in Literature (1988, criticism)
A Lifetime Burning in Every Moment: From the Journals of Alfred Kazin (1996, journal)
God and the American Writer (1997, criticism)


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