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Lionel Trilling and the critics : opposing selves
Rodden, John.
Publication Information:
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [1999]

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xxxv, 490 pages ; 23 cm
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Lionel Trilling and the Critics provides a comprehensive portrait of Lionel Trilling, perhaps the most influential American cultural critic of the twentieth century. The contributors are a who's who of Anglo-American intellectuals from the 1930s through the 1970s. They include Edmund Wilson, Robert Penn Warren, F. R. Leavis, Leslie Fiedler, R. W. B. Lewis, R. P. Blackmur, Irving Howe, Irving Kristol, Raymond Williams, Norman Podhoretz, Gertrude Himmelfarb, William Barrett, Bruno Bettelheim, Gerald Graff, and Cornel West.

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John Rodden is professor of rhetoric at the University of Texas at Austin.

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Library Journal Review

From the publication of Matthew Arnold in 1939 until his death in 1975, Lionel TrillingÄColumbia professor, influential critic, and fiction writerÄrepresented the dominant voice of left-wing cultural criticism. His nine books include such seminal works as The Liberal Imagination, The Opposing Self, Beyond Culture, and Sincerity and Authenticity. In a fascinating experiment in intellectual biography, editor Rodden (The Politics of Literary Reputation: The Making and Claiming of "St. George" Orwell) has gathered major reviews and critical responses contemporary to each of Trilling's books, including essays by Edmund Wilson, John Bayley, Norman Podhoretz, and Irving Howe. These range across the intellectual and political spectrum and offer insight into both Trilling's views and the cultural history of his times. Insightful but also simply good reading; for academic libraries.ÄThomas L. Cooksey, Armstrong State Coll., Savannah, GA (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.