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The Resource Life in culture : selected letters of Lionel Trilling, edited by Adam Kirsch

Life in culture : selected letters of Lionel Trilling, edited by Adam Kirsch

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Life in culture : selected letters of Lionel Trilling
Title
Life in culture
Title remainder
selected letters of Lionel Trilling
Statement of responsibility
edited by Adam Kirsch
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Contributor
Author
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Language
eng
Summary
In the mid-twentieth century, Lionel Trilling was America's most respected literary critic. His powerful and subtle essays inspired readers to think about how literature shapes our politics, our culture, and our selves. His 1950 collection, The Liberal Imagination, sold more than 100,000 copies, epitomizing a time that has been called the age of criticism. To his New York intellectual peers, Trilling could seem reserved and circumspect. But in his selected letters, Trilling is revealed in all his variousness and complexity. We witness his ardent courtship of Diana Trilling, who would become an eminent intellectual in her own right; his alternately affectionate and contentious rapport with former students such as Allen Ginsberg and Norman Podhoretz; the complicated politics of Partisan Review and other fabled magazines of the period; and Trilling's relationships with other leading writers of the period, including Saul Bellow, Edmund Wilson, and Norman Mailer. In Life in Culture, edited by Adam Kirsch, Trilling's letters add up to an intimate portrait of a great critic, and of America's intellectual journey from the political passions of the 1930s to the cultural conflicts of the 1960s and beyond
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Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1905-1975
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Trilling, Lionel
Dewey number
  • 813/.54
  • B
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3539.R56
LC item number
Z48 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1976-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Kirsch, Adam
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Trilling, Lionel
  • Critics
Label
Life in culture : selected letters of Lionel Trilling, edited by Adam Kirsch
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 448 pages
Isbn
9780374185152
Lccn
2018000146
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1019839536
  • (OCoLC)1019839536
Label
Life in culture : selected letters of Lionel Trilling, edited by Adam Kirsch
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xi, 448 pages
Isbn
9780374185152
Lccn
2018000146
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • on1019839536
  • (OCoLC)1019839536

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