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Why Trilling matters

Author: Adam Kirsch
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2011.
Series: Why X matters.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Lionel Trilling, regarded at the time of his death in 1975 as America's preeminent literary critic, is today often seen as a relic of a vanished era. His was an age when literary criticism and ideas seemed to matter profoundly in the intellectual life of the country. In this eloquent book, Adam Kirsch shows that Trilling, far from being obsolete, is essential to understanding our current crisis of literary  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: Lionel Trilling; Lionel Trilling; Lionel Trilling
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Adam Kirsch
ISBN: 9780300152692 0300152698 9780300187823 0300187823
OCLC Number: 711045624
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 185 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: Does literature matter? --
"A professor and a man and a writer" --
Varieties of liberal imagination --
Isaac Babel and the rabbis --
A syllabus of terrors --
"Howl" and the visionary gleam --
The affirming self --
The reader as hero.
Series Title: Why X matters.
Responsibility: Adam Kirsch.

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The distinguished poet and critic argues for the abiding relevance of a great literary mind of the twentieth century  Read more...

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"Why Trilling Matters is not simply the best book yet written on Lionel Trilling. Its subject ... is the pretext for an invigorating magic trick. With Trilling's help, Kirsch transforms a backward Read more...

 
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