Ese fue el perfil de Irving Howe, Lionel Trilling, Cynthia Ozick, Alfred Kazin
, Delmore Schwartz, Robert Silvers y Barbara Epstein, criticos que son, sorprendentemente, antepasados de Christopher Dominguez, nuestro nuevo miembro de El Colegio Nacional, cuyo segundo apellido, Michael, puede ahora llenarse de un nuevo sentido.
55) Trilling probably knew that Rahv was corralling for the symposium many of the most accomplished younger Jewish writers and critics such as Delmore Schwartz, Clement Greenberg, Isaac Rosenfeld, Alfred Kazin
, and Trilling's friend Louis Kronenberger.
Writing in 1973 in the essential journal of American letters that was Playboy, Alfred Kazin
wrestled with a question that has bedeviled so many readers before him and since: Why do so many gifted writers, masterfully astute observers of the human condition, turn foolish the moment they ponder politics?
In The New Yorker, Alfred Kazin
declared that Hemingway had made "a travesty of himself.
One of them, Irving Kristol, announced one day to Alfred Kazin
that he was going right.
in his critique of Morte D'Urban expands on Evans's two rationales by affixing Simone Weil's formula of "gravity" and "grace," gravity being the utter mediocrity of reality and grace standing for ideal beauty that can appear only against the background of a horrid daily existence.
Those studied include Lionel Trilling, Dwight Macdonald, Alfred Kazin
, William Maxwell, Saul Bellow and, of course, Mailer.
More important, though, are those other walker/writers: Charles Reznikoff, whose poetry she quotes at length, or Alfred Kazin
, whose A Walker in the City (1951) is another story of a smart kid from the outer boroughs, beguiled by boulevardiers and books.
Kerouac "writes not so much about things," Alfred Kazin
noticed, "as about the search for things to write about.
But as his successor, Alfred Kazin
, said, Cowley now bent the trajectory of the magazine "in the direction of a sophisticated literary Stalinism.
Pearl Kazin was a 27-year-old Jewish woman, the sister of the literary critic Alfred Kazin
He writes eloquently and proves that the best autobiography comes through the words of others as he describes over forty Jewish authors of his connection like Alfred Kazin
, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Grace Paley, Saul Below Irving Howe, Allen Ginsberg, and Amos Oz as well as non-Jewish writers like James Baldwin, Amiri Baraka and Jose Yglesias.