Lionel Trilling


Born
in New York NY
July 04, 1905

Died
November 05, 1975


Lionel Trilling was an American literary critic, author and teacher who, with wife Diana, was a member of the New York Intellectuals and a contributor to the Partisan Review. He was one of the leading U.S. critics of the 20th century who focused on the contemporary cultural, social and political implications of literature.

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The Liberal Imagination: Es...

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Sincerity and Authenticity

4.13 avg rating — 223 ratings — published 1972 — 8 editions
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The Moral Obligation to Be ...

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The Middle of the Journey

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The Oxford Anthology of Eng...

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Beyond Culture: Essays on L...

4.09 avg rating — 32 ratings — published 1968 — 6 editions
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E. M. Forster

3.51 avg rating — 41 ratings — published 1943 — 5 editions
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The Opposing Self: Nine Ess...

3.93 avg rating — 28 ratings — published 1955 — 6 editions
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Of This Time, Of That Place...

3.47 avg rating — 30 ratings — published 1979 — 4 editions
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The Experience of Literature

3.89 avg rating — 18 ratings — published 1967 — 4 editions
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“Immature artists imitate.
Mature artists steal.”
Lionel Trilling

“Literature is the human activity that takes the fullest and most precise account of variousness, possibility, complexity, and difficulty.”
Lionel Trilling

“Where misunderstanding serves others as an advantage, one is helpless to make oneself understood”
Lionel Trilling, The Liberal Imagination: Essays on Literature and Society

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