About Alfred Kazin:
Alfred Kazin was an American writer and literary critic, many of whose writings depicted the immigrant experience in early twentieth century America.
One writes to make a home for oneself, on paper, in time and in others' minds.
If we practiced medicine like we practice education, we'd look for the liver on the right side and left side in alternate years.
When a writer talks about his work, he's talking about a love affair.
The writer writes in order to teach himself, to understand himself, to satisfy himself; the publishing of his ideas, though it brings gratification, is a curious anticlimax.