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Alfred Kazin • 326 Items / 17 Books, 127 Articles, 181 Reviews, 1 Poem
On Native Grounds (1942)
An Interpretation of Modern American Prose Literature
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Published Reviews
  1. Books of the Week
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    Who Reads an American Book? (Review)
    On Native Grounds, by Alfred Kazin
    1. On Native Grounds by Alfred Kazin
    Commonweal, December 4, 1942, pp. 179-180
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    Four Decades of American Prose (Review)
    On Native Grounds, by Alfred Kazin
    1. On Native Grounds by Alfred Kazin
    The Nation, November 7, 1942, p. 483
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    Act one (Review)
    On Native Grounds, by Alfred Kazin
    1. On Native Grounds by Alfred Kazin
    The New Criterion, May 1983, pp. 72-79
  4. Review and Comment
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    The Safe Squat (Review)
    On Native Grounds, by Alfred Kazin
    1. On Native Grounds by Alfred Kazin
    The New Masses, February 9, 1943, pp. 24-25
  5. Books
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    The Native Critic (Review)
    On Native Grounds, by Alfred Kazin
    1. On Native Grounds by Alfred Kazin
    The Partisan Review, March 1943, pp. 196-197
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    Literary History and Literary Plenty (Review)
    On Native Grounds, by Alfred Kazin
    1. On Native Grounds by Alfred Kazin
    The Saturday Review, October 31, 1942, p. 5
  7. The Library
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    Literary Signposts (5 Reviews)
    On Native Grounds, by Alfred Kazin
    1. On Native Grounds by Alfred Kazin
    2. The Robber Bridegroom by Eudora Welty
    3. Ruins and Visions by Stephen Spender
    4. Our Lady Peace, and Other War Poems by Mark Van Doren
    5. Parts of a World by Wallace Stevens
    The American Mercury, January 1943, pp. 114-119
  8. The Bookshelf, conducted by Henry C. Tracy
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    Self-Discovery in America (5 Reviews)
    America: The Story of a Free People, by Allan Nevins and Henry Steele Commager
    1. America: The Story of a Free People by Allan Nevins and Henry Steele Commager
    2. The American Spirit by Charles A. Beard and Mary R. Beard
    3. On Native Grounds by Alfred Kazin
    4. And Keep Your Powder Dry by Margaret Mead
    5. The Making of America
    Common Ground, Spring 1943, p. 115
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    Briefly Noted (12 Reviews)
    General
    1. On Native Grounds by Alfred Kazin
    2. Green Fire by Peter W. Rainier
    3. What About Germany? by Louis P. Lochner
    4. This Is My Best by Whit Burnett
    5. American in Search of a Way by Walter R. Morris
    6. America Is Americans by Hal Borland
    7. Storm Over the Land by Carl Sandburg
    8. The Flying Tigers by Russell Whelan
    9. The Mad Forties by Grace Adams and Edward Hutter
    10. Order of the Day by Thomas Mann
    11. My World---and Welcome to It by James Thurber
    12. The New Yorker War Album
    The New Yorker, October 31, 1942, pp. 70-71