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Alfred Kazin
(1915-1998) born on
Jun 05
US critic, teacher, editor. He is best known for "On Native Grounds," 1942 and "The Inmost Leaf," 1955.
A classic is a book that survives the circumstances that made it possible yet alone keeps those circumstances alive.

One writes to make a home for oneself, on paper, in time and in others' minds.
When a writer talks about his work, he's talking about a love affair.
If we practiced medicine like we practice education, we'd look for the liver on the right side and left side in alternate years.
In a very real sense, the writer writes in order to teach himself, to understand himself, to satisfy himself; the publishing of his ideas, though it brings gratifications, is a curious anticlimax.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
R: Quoted in Marc Patcher ed "Telling Lives: The Biographer's Art," New Republic Books 79
A: San Francisco "Examiner & Chronicle," 16 Jul 78
N: Quoted by US Secretary of Education William J Bennett in address to National Press Club 27 Mar 85
K: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.

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