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Lionel Trilling and the Critics

Opposing Selves

by John Rodden

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Published by University of Nebraska Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Biography: general,
  • Literary studies: from c 1900 -,
  • Trilling, Lionel,,
  • Culture,
  • American - General,
  • Literature - Classics / Criticism,
  • American English,
  • English,
  • Literary Criticism,
  • USA,
  • Historiography,
  • Literary Criticism & Collections / General,
  • 20th century,
  • United States,
  • 1905-1975,
  • Criticism,
  • Criticism and interpretation,
  • History

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsMorris Dickstein (Foreword)
    The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages492
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7906221M
    ISBN 10080328974X
    ISBN 109780803289741

    Lionel Trilling, (born July 4, , New York, N.Y., U.S.—died Nov. 5, , New York, N.Y.), American literary critic and teacher whose criticism was informed by psychological, sociological, and philosophical methods and insights.. Educated at Columbia University (M.A., ; Ph.D., ), Trilling taught briefly at the University of Wisconsin and at Hunter College in New York City and in. Lionel Trilling and the Critics provides a comprehensive portrait of Lionel Trilling, perhaps the most influential American cultural critic of the twentieth century. The contributors are a who’s who of Anglo-American intellectuals from the s through the s. They include Edmund Wilson, Robert Penn Warren, F. R. Leavis, Leslie Fiedler, R. W. B. Lewis, R. P. Blackmur, Irving Howe, Irving.

    This chapter provides a general reassessment of the critical work of Lionel Trilling, perhaps the most admired American critic of the mid-twentieth century, emphasizing the distinctiveness of his elegantly cadenced style and the moral seriousness of his engagement with literature and ideas. It then revisits the first half of the career of Raymond Williams, one of the most influential English Author: Stefan Collini. Trilling was the versatile literary critic who edited Keats's letters and discerned in Robert Frost a ''terrifying poet'' behind the public mask. He was the novelist of ''The Middle of the Journey'' who based a character on the life of Whittaker Chambers.

    21 quotes from Lionel Trilling: 'Immature artists imitate. Mature artists steal.', 'Literature is the human activity that takes the fullest and most precise account of variousness, possibility, complexity, and difficulty.', and 'Where misunderstanding serves others as . Lionel Trilling; Edited by Adam Kirsch. Lionel Trilling (–) taught at Columbia University from until his death and was the author of many books, including Matthew Arnold and the novel The Middle of the Journey.. Adam Kirsch is a poet and literary critic whose writing appears in The New Yorker, The New York Review of Books, and other publications.


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Lionel Trilling and the Critics by John Rodden Download PDF EPUB FB2

Lionel Trilling and the Critics provides a comprehensive portrait of Lionel Trilling, perhaps the most influential American cultural critic of the twentieth century.

The contributors are a who’s who of Anglo-American intellectuals from the s through the s. They include Edmund Wilson, Robert Penn Warren, F. Leavis, Leslie Fiedler, R. Lewis, R. Blackmur, Irving Howe, Irving Cited by: 6. Lionel Trilling and the Critics: Opposing Selves by Rodden, John A readable copy.

All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Pages can include considerable. Lionel Trilling (–) was born in New York and educated at Columbia University, to which he returned as an instructor inand where he continued to teach in the English Department throughout his long and highly distinguished career as a literary critic.

Among the most influential of his many works are three collections of essays, The Liberal Imagination, The Opposing Self, and /5(14). Lionel Trilling and the Critics provides a comprehensive portrait of Lionel Trilling, perhaps the most influential American cultural critic of the twentieth century.

The contributors are a who's who of Anglo-American intellectuals from the s through the s. They include Edmund Wilson, Robert Penn Warren, F.

Leavis, Leslie Fiedler, R. Lewis, R. Blackmur, Irving Howe, Irving. Podhoretz denies this, but still I wonder. Interestingly, anti-conservative critics sometimes praise Trilling in order to attack Podhoretz; witness Robert Boyers's review of Mark Krupnick's book on Trilling in the New York Times Book Review, and for that matter the book itself.

Because it was edited with uncommon good sense, Lionel Trilling and the Critics achieves Rodden's "dual aim: to illuminate the unfolding of Trilling's literary reputation and to recapture the Author: Nathan Glick.

Lionel Trilling () belonged to what Randall Jarrell called “the age of criticism,” a time when the analysis and judgment of texts had a Lionel Trilling and the Critics book that is hard to imagine today. Many of the leading figures of that golden age appear in the correspondence collected in this volume, as Trilling’s friends, colleagues, or antagonists.

The name missing from this roster of distinguished academic critics was the most famous of them all, Lionel Trilling. Then and now, Trilling doesn’t seem quite to fit in anywhere. He was never entirely comfortable with Columbia University, where he taught for decades—or, for that matter, with thinking himself an academic or even a critic.

The Feuds of Diana Trilling. The magazine had sent a questionnaire to its most famous affiliates—novelists, critics, socialists, a poet—who weighed in on the “moral and political crisis Author: Tobi Haslett.

Lionel Trilling, a literary critic of international reputation and University Professor Emeritus at Columbia, died Wednesday evening of cancer at his home, 35.

This is as distinguished and richly rewarding a book of criticism as has appeared in America in many years. Trilling here takes his place among the all too few critics who have anything real to say: that is, they know their material, they know what the values of literature really are, and what a warm discussion of these values can be.

In this book, Trilling has chosen nine different writers. Why Trilling Matters, by Adam Kirsch (Yale, pp., $24). The conventional wisdom about Lionel Trilling, Adam Kirsch writes in Why Trilling Matters, is that he was a “thwarted creator,” a writer who would rather have written novels than essays about doesn’t see it that way.

“On the contrary,” he argues, “Trilling’s disappointment as a novelist was the most productive. The modern novel in its most cogent and permanent form" - this has been the achievement of E.

Forster; his masterpiece, A Passage to India, belongs with perhaps three or four other works in English at the pinnacle of literary craftsmanship in this century. Yet for many years Forster's genius was virtually unrecognized in America.

Not untilwhen Lionel Trilling's authoritative and. Get this from a library. Lionel Trilling and the critics: opposing selves. [John Rodden;] -- "Lionel Trilling and the Critics provides a comprehensive portrait of Lionel Trilling, perhaps the most influential American cultural critic of the twentieth century.

The contributors are a who's who. Books by Lionel Trilling Lionel Trilling Average rating 32, ratings 1, reviews shel times Showing 30 distinct works. L ionel Trilling’s book The Liberal Imagination was not a celebration of liberalism.

It was an indictment of liberalism’s dependence on what we might call the social imagination—a method of studying people’s social attributes in order to understand and even to save them. Lionel Trilling () led a seriously busy life. These letters, edited by poet and critic Kirsch (The People and the Books: 18 Classics of Jewish Literature,etc.), show a famous and popular Columbia University professor constantly pressed for time between classes, meetings, and books.

They also reveal a man equally consumed by self. Lionel Trilling and the Critics provides a comprehensive portrait of Lionel Trilling, perhaps the most influential American cultural critic of the twentieth century. The contributors are a who's who of Anglo-American intellectuals from the s through the s.

They include Edmund Wilson, Pages: The Literary Criticism of Lionel Trilling It is not easy to focus on the literary criticism of Lionel Trilling if literary criticism is understood strictly as comment on literature: theories about it, principles, and specific texts.

Trilling belongs, with Edmund Wilson, to critics of culture, in particular. “ ‘Nineteen Eighty-Four’ is a profound, terrifying, and wholly fascinating book.” That was how the critic Lionel Trilling characterized George Orwell’s classic dystopian tale when it was Author: Erin Overbey.

“Lionel Trilling was so compelling that he mesmerized many of his Columbia students for life, away from what he regarded as the illusions about progress fostered by the liberal imagination.” –Los Angeles Times “One of the most important literary critics of midth century America.” –The Wall Street Journal.Author by: Lionel Trilling Languange: en Publisher by: Northwestern University Press Format Available: PDF, ePub, Mobi Total Read: 9 Total Download: File Size: 46,9 Mb Description: The America of John Dos Passos -- Hemingway and his critics -- T.S.

Eliot's politics -- The immortality ode -- Kipling -- Reality in America -- Art and neurosis -- Manners, morals, and the novel -- The.The Liberal Imagination: Essays on Literature and Society () is a collection of sixteen essays by American literary critic Lionel Trilling, published by Viking in The book was edited by Pascal Covici, who had worked with Trilling when he edited and introduced Viking's Portable Matthew Arnold in With the exception of the preface, which was written specifically for the Author: Lionel Trilling.