On Native Grounds: An Interpretation of Modern American Prose. Literary Criticism, Alfred Kazin.

On Native Grounds: An Interpretation of Modern American Prose.

New York: Reynal & Hitchcock, 1942. First Printing of the First Edition. A Near Fine copy in a Very Good plus unclipped dust jacket with with light edge wear to the extremities. Alfred Kazin delivers an exhaustive—yet accessible—analysis of modernist fiction from the tail end of the Victorian period to the beginning of WWII. America’s golden age—from 1890 to 1940—included the work of Howells, Wharton, Lewis, Cather, Fitzgerald, Hemingway, and Faulkner. Their struggle for realism served as the basis for Kazin’s interpretation. Kazin’s debut was impressive in its scope for such a young author and became a part of his renowned trilogy of literary criticism, which also includes An American Procession and God the American Writer. Item #26973

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