Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Great: A Bit of Vivian Gornick on Alfred Kazin's Diaries

On the other (hand), it (Kazin's diaries) lays bare the appalling nature of raw material untransformed by art. Taken all in all, this book is a remarkable demonstration of how good writing struggles to emerge from the inner chaos with which we all live and that only a writer as talented as Alfred Kazin can bring to its knees...

Vivian Gornick on Alfred Kazin's massive diaries

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