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Why Trilling matters

Adam Kirsch

Why Trilling matters

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Published by Yale University Press in New Haven .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Criticism,
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / Books & Reading,
  • Criticism and interpretation,
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Literary,
  • History

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementAdam Kirsch
    SeriesWhy X matters
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS3539.R56 Z84 2011
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24842488M
    ISBN 109780300152692
    LC Control Number2011014923

    In his book Why Trilling Matters, Kirsch points out that in two of his “most personal and suggestive essays”—“Isaac Babel” and “Wordsworth and the Rabbis”—Trilling treated the Jewish condition as “a central metaphor for his [own] divided feelings about the modern spirit.” But those who recall these two essays, or Kirsch’s.


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"Why Trilling Matters" introduces all of Trilling's major writings and situates him in the intellectual landscape of his century, from Communism in the s to neoconservatism in the s. But Kirsch goes deeper, addressing today's concerns about the decline of literature, reading, and even the book itself, and finds that Trilling has more to.

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Trilling's The Liberal Imagination (), a gathering of essays on subjects ranging from Scott Fitzgerald to Freud, from Huckleberry Finn to the Kinsey Report, is that rare.

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WHY TRILLING MATTERS. Adam Kirsch Yale University Press ($24) by Spencer Dew. Last January in a New York Times Book Review special issue on the present and future of criticism, Adam Kirsch wrote, “Increasingly, I feel that argument is only the form of criticism, not the substance, just as passing judgment on a particular book is only the.

Why Trilling Matters, by Adam Kirsch. YaleUniversity Press. $ YaleUniversity Press. $ [2] Not exactly pedagogy, but when my friend and I showed up for a Trilling class where there were no available seats, the professor stepped down from the podium, went into the hall and came back with two chairs.

Why Trilling Matters Adam KirschYale University Press, pp, £20Do you turn to literary criticism to find out who you are or might be. To many readers now, this question may seem wilful, perhaps perverse; to others, it probably risks seeming blankly irrelevant.

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Adam Kirsch, Why Trilling Matters (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, ), pp. The struggle that Kirsch wages in this essay, a struggle pitting himself and Lionel Trilling against what both would cite as the cultural degradation of their times, then and now, has all the odds stacked against it.

Why Trilling Matters introduces all of Trilling's major writings and situates him in the intellectual landscape of his century, from Communism in the s to neoconservatism in the s. But Kirsch goes deeper, addressing today's concerns about the decline of literature, reading, and even the book itself, and finds that Trilling has more to.

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As for Trilling, I love his work. I became interested in editing the letters as I looked at the Columbia University archives, after I wrote Why Trilling Matters. I found that his was a substantial. Why Trilling Matters introduces all of Trilling’s major writings and situates him in the intellectual landscape of his century, from Communism in the s to neoconservatism in the s.

But Kirsch goes deeper, addressing today’s concerns about the decline of literature, reading, and even the book itself, and finds that Trilling has more.

O f all the great E nglish-language literary critics of the last century, it was probably Lionel Trilling who wrote most extensively on the question of why literature matters to society.

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