About Us

Alfred Kazin

Writer, critic

I have been a member of The New York Society Library since 1947. When I joined, I was proud that so many American writers had preceded me, from Herman Melville to Willa Cather, Truman Capote, and others. I soon discovered that the Society Library was an absolutely necessary resource. (I could not have written my books on American literature and New York history without it.) I owe it more than I can say.