A Walker In The City By Alfred Kazin Beautifully Written Memoir Of Growing Up Brownsville Brooklyn 1920s He Talks About His Walks Out

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On his walks about and out from brownsville where his parents settled after escaping unlike most of their relatives from the holocaust years in europe to the brooklyn neighborhoods beyond and to the city as manhattan was also known to those of us growing up in queens kazin shares the sights sounds smells experiences and thoughts of . A walker in the city kazins memorable description of his life as a young man as he makes the journey from brooklyn to americanca the larger world that begins at the other end of the subway in manhattan a classic portrayal of the jewish immigrant culture of the 1930s drawings by marvin bileck. More than six decades after its initial publication alfred kazins a walker in the city 1951 occupies a curious place in the canons of jewish american and ethnic writing though still read in university courses and cited in discussions of the history and literature of jewish new york kazins memoir of growing up in the brownsville section. Walker in the city by alfred kazin 1951 this classic memoir was written by a literary critic who was brought up in the brownsville section of brooklyn born in 1915 to immigrant parents his mother was a seamstress his father a house painter kazin spent his early years absorbing the sights sounds and smells of the jewish neighborhood. Such are the emotions that alfred kazin places at the heart of a walker in the city emotions he reawakens in himself every time he returns to the scenes of his childhood

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