An American Procession (Paperback)

By Alfred Kazin

Harvard University Press, 9780674031432, 408pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 1996

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In this illuminating study of the crucial century (1830-1930), Alfred Kazin views the major figures in American writing, beginning in the 1830s when Ralph Waldo Emerson founded a national literature on the basis of a religious revolution, and ending on the eve of the 1930s with modernism--Eliot, Pound, Hemingway, Fitzgerald--and with the revelation of the postponed power of those who had been modern before their time--Henry Adams, Melville, Whitman, Dickinson.