Lionel Trilling


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Noun1.Lionel Trilling - United States literary critic (1905-1975)
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Lionel Trilling, and Arthur Schlesinger responded to the catastrophes of midcentury history by insisting upon the tragic constraints facing all rational argument and collective action.
The most "visceral" and rancorous response, rationalizing his "minimal" Jewish involvement, came from Lionel Trilling.
Although in the 1950s, thinkers such as Lionel Trilling and Louis Hartz could dismiss conservatism as an outlook without serious intellectual standing, Kirk might find things worse today, when the term conservatism has been so widely misappropriated.
Those studied include Lionel Trilling, Dwight Macdonald, Alfred Kazin, William Maxwell, Saul Bellow and, of course, Mailer.
El ensayista Lionel Trilling, uno de los principales animadores de la legendaria Partisan Review (el organo de la izquierda intelectual neoyorquina que a partir de 1937, rotos sus vinculos con el Partido Comunista, denuncio los horrores del estalinismo), es un modelo de agudeza y erudicion que la critica academica deberia estudiar a fondo, si pretende cumplir una funcion orientadora fuera de las aulas.
It was the NEH's annual Jefferson Lecture, for which previous speakers have included Lionel Trilling, Toni Morrison and John Updike, whose 2008 address on American art was later printed in the Review.
Eliot (1888-1965), "I do like the West and wish it would stop declining:" Lionel Trilling (1905-75), and the secular wood: James Wood (1965-).
Though the Menorah circle included some Zionists, the vast majority of its members "were inclined to be skeptical about Zionism," according to Lionel Trilling, who worked as an assistant editor at the Menorah Journal in 1929.
I have been a member of the Columbia University community for more than thirty-five years, and I can only consider myself to be speaking as what Lionel Trilling called an opposing self, (1) opposed to culture, in this case the culture of the university.
According to critic Lionel Trilling, literature, particularly the novel, provided a much-needed foil to the social engineering ethos of the 1930s, which took an oversimplified, abstract, and mechanistic approach to meeting human needs.
In the preface to his book The Liberal Imagination, Lionel Trilling expressed not too dissimilar sentiments when he wrote that it was "no longer possible to think of politics except as the politics of culture, the organization of human life toward some end or other, toward the modification of sentiments, which is to say the quality of human life.
The neoconservative right is completely exhausted, both intellectually and politically--marked by just the sort of "irritable mental gestures which seek to resemble ideas" that Lionel Trilling described in the 1950s.