Lionel Trilling and the Critics: Opposing Selves

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John Rodden
Unp - Nebraska Paperback, 1999 - Biography & Autobiography - 490 pages
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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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From the publication of Matthew Arnold in 1939 until his death in 1975, Lionel Trilling--Columbia professor, influential critic, and fiction writer--represented the dominant voice of left-wing ... Read full review

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John Rodden is the author of The Politics of Literary Reputation: The Making and Claiming of "St. George" Orwell.

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