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The moral obligation to be intelligent : selected essays

Author: Lionel Trilling; Leon Wieseltier
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Collects essays on Twain, Dos Passos, Hemingway, Keats, Wordsworth, Frost, and "Mansfield Park," and includes the preface to the author's "The Liberal Imagination."
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Genre/Form: Essays
Criticism and interpretation
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lionel Trilling; Leon Wieseltier
ISBN: 0374257949 9780374257941
OCLC Number: 43245935
Description: xvii, 572 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: The America of John Dos Passos --
Hemingway and his critics --
T.S. Eliot's politics --
The immortality of ode --
Kipling --
Reality in America --
Art and neurosis --
Manners, morals, and the novel --
The Kinsey report --
Huckleberry Finn --
The Princess Casamassima --
Wordsworth and the Rabbis --
William Dean Howells and the roots of modern taste --
The poet as hero: Keats in his letters --
George Orwell and the politics of truth --
The situation of the American intellectual at the present time --
Mansfield Park --
Isaac Babel --
The morality of inertia --
"That smile of Parmenides made me think" --
The last lover --
A speech on Robert Frost: a cultural episode --
On the teaching of modern literature --
The Leavis-Snow controversy --
The fate of pleasure --
James Joyce in his letters --
Mind in the modern world --
Art, will, and necessity --
Why we read Jane Austen.
Responsibility: Lionel Trilling ; edited and with an introduction by Leon Wieseltier.
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Collects essays on Twain, Dos Passos, Hemingway, Keats, Wordsworth, Frost, and "Mansfield Park," and includes the preface to the author's "The Liberal Imagination."

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