is best known for his 1950 essay collection The Liberal Imagination, which sought to disentangle American liberalism from its interwar association with Marxism.
Forster in 1943 and about to become the first Jew to achieve tenure in Columbia University's English department, Lionel Trilling
(1905-1975) at the start of 1944 seemed to have hurdled his final obstacles as a Jew seeking to enter gentile cultural preserves without denying his Jewish origin.
At least in the 1960s, I can see very little evidence of the "public eminence and adulation" that Mendelson claims was Trilling
's after the book was published.
's career was indeed messy, yet Seaton is correct in insisting that "Trilling
was concerned above all with what he called, following Edmund Burke, 'the moral imagination'" (113).
"A lot of companies have compliance without actually doing the work," Trilling
Edward Alexander's extended essay on Lionel Trilling
and Irving Howe, first published in 2004, appears here in a brief book which considers a small number of awkward pairings.
The books want more than an audience for literature--they want engagement with literature as necessary to having a good life, and in Kirsch's case with Trilling
, necessary to being a good citizen.
Yet, as Adam Kirsch notes in this concise study, Trilling
is in danger of being dismissed or, worse, mocked.
The study of nostalgia in literary texts is currently very much in vogue and Renee Trilling
's work represents a timely contribution to the discussion.
Reacting to the Commission's 19 October communication on budget review, Bankwatch's Markus Trilling
called for greater provision in dealing with climate change.
and Irving Howe and Other Stories of Literary Friendship by Edward Alexander, Transaction Publishers, 173 pp.