Alfred Kazin

Criticism at the Poles
March 09, 2011

After 1930, what gave so much criticism its distinct character was the remarkable intensity and narrowness with which it gave itself over entirely to

The Fascination of Henry Adams
August 01, 1983

Adams after his death in 1918 was to emerge as one of his century’s recovered modernists—like Whitman, Melville, Dickinson.

The Fascination of Henry Adams
August 01, 1983

The voluminous Adams papers now being gradually published by the Massachusetts Historical Society are a national archive in themselves. These magnific

Parading His Serenading
January 15, 1983

Cole Porter from Peru, Indiana, (Yale ’13, Keys and Skull And Bones) was distinctly different, and not only because he was (almost always) “cool” and

Every Man His Own Revolution
July 03, 1976

If there is any period one would desire to be born in is it no the age of Revolution; when the old and the new stand side by side and admit of being compared; when the energies of all men are searched by fear and by hope; when the historic glories of the old can be compensated by the rich possibilities of the new era? Emerson: The American Scholar In this republican country somebody is always at the drowning point. Hawthorne: The House Of The Seven Gables The current attempt to sell the Bicentennial is obviously uninspired.