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Trilling, Lionel 1905-1975

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Works: 386 works in 1,488 publications in 5 languages and 49,958 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  History  Records and correspondence  Personal narratives  Personal narratives‡vBritish  Fiction  Personal narratives‡vEnglish  Political fiction 
Roles: Editor, Author of introduction, Compiler, Adapter, Creator, Contributor, jt ;
Classifications: PS3539.R56, 809
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The liberal imagination : essays on literature and society by Lionel Trilling( Book )
129 editions published between 1940 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,120 libraries worldwide
The Liberal Imagination is one of the most admired and influential works of criticism of the last century, a work that is not only a masterpiece of literary criticism but an important statement about politics and society. Published in 1950, one of the chillier moments of the Cold War, Trilling's essays examine the promise 'and limits'of liberalism, challenging the complacency of a naIve liberal belief in rationality, progress, and the panaceas of economics and other social sciences, and asserting in their stead the irreducible complexity of human motivation and the tragic inevitability of tragedy. Only the imagination, Trilling argues, can give us access and insight into these realms and only the imagination can ground a reflective and considered, rather than programmatic and dogmatic, liberalism. Writing with acute intelligence about classics like Huckleberry Finn and the novels of Henry James and F. Scott Fitzgerald, but also on such varied matters as the Kinsey Report and money in the American imagination, Trilling presents a model of the critic as both part of and apart from his society, a defender of the reflective life that, in our ever more rationalized world, seems ever more necessary'and ever more remote
Sincerity and authenticity by Lionel Trilling( Book )
54 editions published between 1971 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,585 libraries worldwide
"Now and then," writes Lionel Triling "it is possible to observe the moral life in process of revising itself." In this new book he is concerned with such a mutation: the process by which the arduous enterprise of sincerity, of being true to one's self, came to occupy a place of supreme importance in the moral life--and the further shift which finds that place now usurped by the darker and still more strenuous modern ideal of authenticity. Instances range over the whole of Western literature and thought, from Shakespeare to Hegel to Sartre, from Robespierre to R.D. Laing, suggesting the contradictions and ironies to which the ideals of sincerity and authenticity give rise, most especially in contemporary life. Lucid, and brilliantly framed, its view of cultural history will give Sincerity and Authenticity an important place among the works of this distinguished critic
Matthew Arnold by Lionel Trilling( Book )
112 editions published between 1939 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,577 libraries worldwide
E.M. Forster by Lionel Trilling( Book )
86 editions published between 1943 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,297 libraries worldwide
Beyond culture; essays on literature and learning by Lionel Trilling( Book )
60 editions published between 1955 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,088 libraries worldwide
The opposing self; nine essays in criticism by Lionel Trilling( Book )
52 editions published between 1955 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,981 libraries worldwide
The life and work of Sigmund Freud by Ernest Jones( Book )
30 editions published between 1961 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 1,620 libraries worldwide
This is not intended to be a popular biography of Freud: several have been written already, containing serious distortions and untruths. Its aims are simply to record the main facts of Freud's life while they are still accessible, and--a more ambitious one--to try to relate his personality and the experiences of his life to the development of his ideas --Preface
The experience of literature; a reader with commentaries by Lionel Trilling( Book )
15 editions published between 1967 and 1969 in English and held by 1,548 libraries worldwide
Table of Contents (the following all with commentaries/criticism): Sophocles - Oedipus Rex; William Shakespeare - The Tragedy of King Lear; Henrik Ibsen - The Wild Duck; Anton Chekhov - The Three Sisters; George Bernard Shaw - The Doctor's Dilemma; Luigi Pirandello - Six Characters in Search of an Author: a comdey in the making; William Butler Years - Purgatory; Bertolt Brecht - Galileo; Nathaniel Hawthorne - My Kinsman, Major Molineaux; Herman Melville - Bartleby the Scrivener: a story of Wall Street; Fedor Dostoevski - The Grand Inquisitor; Leo Tolstoi - The Death of Ivan Ilych; William Somerset Maugham - The Treasure; Guy de Maupassant - Duchoux; Anton Checkhov - Enemies; Henry James - The Pupil; Joseph Conrad - The SEcret Sharer; James Joyce - The Dead; Franz Kafka - The Hunter Gracchus; D.H. Lawrence - Tickets, Please; E.M. Forster - The Road from Colonus; Thomas Mann - Disorder and Early Sorrow; Isaac Babel - Di Grasso: a tale of Odessa; Isak Dinesen - The Sailor-Boy's Tale; Ernest Hemingway - Hills Like White Elephants; William Faulkner - Barn Burning; John O'Hara Summer's Day; Lionel Trilling - Of this Time, of that Place; Albert Camus - The Guest; Bernard Malamud - The Magic Barrel; Various poems by Sir Thomas Wyatt, John Donne, John Milton, Andrew Marvell, Alexander Pope, William Blake, William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, George Gordon, Lord Byron, Percy Bysshe Shelley, John Keats, Matthew Arnold, Walt Whitman, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Emily Dickinson, William butler Yeats, Thomas Stearns Eliot, robert Frost, E.E. Cummings, W.H. Auden, Robert Lowell The following additional poems are included by the following authors but do not have commentary/criticism: John Skelton, Sir Thomas Wyatt, Edmund Spenser, Christopher Marlowe, Sir Walter Ralegh, William Shakespeare, Thomas Nashe, Sir John Davies, Ben Jonson, John Donne, John Webster, Robert Herrick, George Herbert, Thomas Carew, James Shirley, Edmund Waller, John Milton, Sir John
A gathering of fugitives by Lionel Trilling( Book )
37 editions published between 1956 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,398 libraries worldwide
The portable Matthew Arnold by Matthew Arnold( Book )
12 editions published between 1949 and 1980 in English and held by 1,353 libraries worldwide
The middle of the journey by Lionel Trilling( Book )
69 editions published between 1947 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,182 libraries worldwide
" ... Both a psychological and ideological novel, a fascinating chess game where characters, each uniquely human and yet each representative of an intellectual position, move in an intricate pattern around the central figure, John Laskell. After a nearly fatal illness, Laskell finds that he must rediscover himself and his convictions in a world which terrifies him, where old relationships and allegiances are no longer securely defined. During his convalescence in a Connecticut country town, he questions the basic assumptions of his life as they are reflected in his personal loyalties, particularly to the young couple whose false liberalism he once shared uncritically, and in his political stand, which is challenged by a friend who, once having been a Communist, has moved to a position of extreme reaction. He discovers in himself a heightened awareness of the unpredictability of love and the omnipresence of death."--Page 4 of cover
The moral obligation to be intelligent : selected essays by Lionel Trilling( Book )
16 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 990 libraries worldwide
Collects essays on Twain, Dos Passos, Hemingway, Keats, Wordsworth, Frost, and "Mansfield Park," and includes the preface to the author's "The Liberal Imagination."
Speaking of literature and society by Lionel Trilling( Book )
15 editions published between 1980 and 1982 in English and held by 925 libraries worldwide
Prefaces to The experience of literature by Lionel Trilling( Book )
21 editions published between 1967 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 871 libraries worldwide
Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell( Book )
6 editions published between 1962 and 1980 in English and held by 802 libraries worldwide
"In 1936, George Orwell went to Spain to report on the civil war and instead joined the P.O.U.M. militia to fight against the Fascists. In this now justly famous account of his experience, he describes both the bleak and the comic aspects of trench warfare on the Aragon front, the Barcelona uprising in May 1937, his nearly fatal wounding just two weeks later, and his escape from Barcelona into France after the P.O.U.M. was suppressed."--From publisher's description
Of this time, of that place, and other stories by Lionel Trilling( Book )
13 editions published between 1973 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 764 libraries worldwide
Art, politics, and will : essays in honor of Lionel Trilling by Lionel Trilling( Book )
4 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 764 libraries worldwide
Selected letters of John Keats by John Keats( Book )
6 editions published between 1951 and 1956 in English and held by 757 libraries worldwide
"Keats's letters have long been regarded as an extraordinary record of poetic development and soul-making. They represent one of the most sustained reflections on the poet's art we have from any of the major English poets. Yet quite apart from the light they throw on the poetry, they are great works of literature in their own right. Written with gusto and occasionally painful candour, they show a powerful intelligence struggling to come to terms with its own mortality. Sometimes bitterly jealous in love and socially and financially insecure, at others playful and confident of his own greatness, Keats interweaves his personal plight with the history of a Britain emerging from the long years of the Napoleonic Wars into a world of political unrest, profound social change, and commercial expansion." "This selection of 170 letters, written between 1816 and 1820, includes a new introduction and notes by Jon Mee explaining both the personal and political contexts that brought them to life."--BOOK JACKET
Literary criticism : an introductory reader by Lionel Trilling( Book )
10 editions published in 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 694 libraries worldwide
Freud and the crisis of our culture by Lionel Trilling( Book )
12 editions published in 1955 in English and Spanish and held by 653 libraries worldwide
Brief study of the impact of Freudian thought on our way of looking at the world
 
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Triling, Lajonel
Trilling, Lionel
トリリング, L
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