God & the Amer Writer: A Biography Alfred Kazin

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God & the Amer Writer: A Biography  by  Alfred Kazin

God & the Amer Writer: A Biography by Alfred Kazin
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Arthur Miller, who has wrestled an angel or two of his own, had this to say about Kazins literary/theological project, God and the American Writer: The American writers struggles to reject, accept, sublimate, or ignore God is the stem around whichMoreArthur Miller, who has wrestled an angel or two of his own, had this to say about Kazins literary/theological project, God and the American Writer: The American writers struggles to reject, accept, sublimate, or ignore God is the stem around which Kazin has wound his fascinating insights into the works of our masters.

It is a profound pleasure to read such inspired good sense. This praise is especially merited by his writing about the poets Emily Dickinson (Kazin writes about the power and depth of her solitude), and Walt Whitman (whose rowdy, sexual, corporeal, and pantheistic poetry, Kazin says, sought to rescue religion by replacing it).

Whitman and Dickinson are, in many ways, the yin and yang of American approaches to spirituality. To create literature is to engage reality, to try to wrest some truth from the particulars of a life. This is an almost inevitably religious undertaking, and Kazin shows how that struggle informs the work of Americas greatest writers, among them Ralph Waldo Emerson, Robert Frost, and T.

S. Eliot.



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