Diana Trilling





Diana Trilling


Born
in New York City, The United States
July 21, 1905

Died
October 23, 1996

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Diana Trilling, née Diana Rubin, was an American literary critic and author, a member of the circle of writers, thinkers and polemicists of the 1930's, 40's and 50's known as the "New York intellectuals". She was married to foremost US literary and cultural critic Lionel Trilling. They had one child, James.


Trilling was a well-known book reviewer for The Nation magazine. Her works include We Must March My Darlings (1977), an essay collection; Mrs. Harris (1981), a study of and meditation on the trial of Jean Harris; and The Beginning of the Journey (1993), a memoir of her life and marriage to Lionel.

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Mrs. Harris: The Death of t...

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The Beginning Of The Journe...

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We Must March My Darlings: ...

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Reviewing the Forties

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Of This Time, Of That Place...

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The Portable D.H. Lawrence

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The Last Decade: Essays and...

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Surveillance Nation

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Speaking of Literature and ...

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Selected Letters of D.H. La...

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“We lived our lives as if life was forever. To live one’s life without a sense of time is to squander it.”
Diana Trilling, The Beginning Of The Journey: The Marriage Of Diana And Lionel Trilling

“At a time in our culture when violence was achieving a new legitimacy as a form of public assertion, there was perhaps a special pathos in the idea of a woman so obviously foreign to extreme behavior, whose life had been dedicated to respectability and convention, being suddenly driven to such desperate conduct. [Jean Harris's] action spoke of depths of suffering and despair far beyond what most of us are pushed to though surely of the same basic stuff as the everyday pain that’s woven into our experience.

It forced upon us a fresh realization that behind the contained and orderly lives we lead as members of the respectable middle class there’s a terrible human capacity that may one day overwhelm any of us.”
Diana Trilling