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Trilling, Lionel 1905-1975

Works: 414 works in 1,845 publications in 7 languages and 52,481 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biography  Fiction  Personal narratives  Personal narratives‡vBritish  Literature  Biographies  Records and correspondence  Essays 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Adapter, Other, Compiler, Creator, Speaker, Contributor
Classifications: PS3539.R56, 809
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The liberal imagination : essays on literature and society by Lionel Trilling( Book )

142 editions published between 1940 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Trilling's essays examine the promise, and limits, of liberalism, challenging the complacency of a naive liberal belief in rationality, progress, and the panaceas of economics and other social sciences, and asserting in their stead the irreducible complexity of human motivation and the tragic inevitability of tragedy. Only the imagination, Trilling argues, can give us access and insight into these realms and only the imagination can ground a reflective and considered, rather than programmatic and dogmatic, liberalism"--
Matthew Arnold by Lionel Trilling( Book )

140 editions published between 1939 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beyond culture; essays on literature and learning by Lionel Trilling( Book )

70 editions published between 1955 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,056 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The opposing self : nine essays in criticism by Lionel Trilling( Book )

76 editions published between 1955 and 1980 in 3 languages and held by 1,993 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

E.M. Forster : the critical heritage by Lionel Trilling( Book )

50 editions published between 1943 and 1982 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,839 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

E.M. Forster's novels have always been popular, but he does not belong to the heavyweight category of a 'modernist' and his achievement has often been slighted or reduced as being a celebration of 'Englishness' and the Edwardian era. This New Casebook draws together approaches to Forster's work from many aspects of new critical theory and establishes a new case for him as a figure of far more than merely conventional interest with a central place in the development of twentieth-century English literature
Sincerity and authenticity by Lionel Trilling( Book )

76 editions published between 1971 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 1,722 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over the past four hundred years the arduous enterprise of sincerity, of being true to one's self, has come to occupy a place of supreme importance in the moral life. Now that place is being usurped by the darker and still more strenuous ideal of authenticity. Here the author is concerned with the process of cultural mutation, and sugggests, in instances ranging from Diderot to Jane Austen, from Hegel to Sartre, from Robespierre to R.D. Laing, the contradictions and ironies to which the ideals of sincerity and authenticity give rise -- most especially in contemporary life
The life and work of Sigmund Freud by Ernest Jones( Book )

53 editions published between 1961 and 1993 in 4 languages and held by 1,574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The experience of literature; a reader with commentaries by Lionel Trilling( Book )

14 editions published between 1967 and 1969 in English and held by 1,402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Table of Contents (the following all with commentaries/criticism): Sophocles - Oedipus Rex; William Shakespeare - The Tragedy of King Lear; Henrik Ibsen - The Wild Duck; Anton Chekhov - The Three Sisters; George Bernard Shaw - The Doctor's Dilemma; Luigi Pirandello - Six Characters in Search of an Author: a comdey in the making; William Butler Years - Purgatory; Bertolt Brecht - Galileo; Nathaniel Hawthorne - My Kinsman, Major Molineaux; Herman Melville - Bartleby the Scrivener: a story of Wall Street; Fedor Dostoevski - The Grand Inquisitor; Leo Tolstoi - The Death of Ivan Ilych; William Somerset Maugham - The Treasure; Guy de Maupassant - Duchoux; Anton Checkhov - Enemies; Henry James - The Pupil; Joseph Conrad - The SEcret Sharer; James Joyce - The Dead; Franz Kafka - The Hunter Gracchus; D.H. Lawrence - Tickets, Please; E.M. Forster - The Road from Colonus; Thomas Mann - Disorder and Early Sorrow; Isaac Babel - Di Grasso: a tale of Odessa; Isak Dinesen - The Sailor-Boy's Tale; Ernest Hemingway - Hills Like White Elephants; William Faulkner - Barn Burning; John O'Hara Summer's Day; Lionel Trilling - Of this Time, of that Place; Albert Camus - The Guest; Bernard Malamud - The Magic Barrel; Various poems by Sir Thomas Wyatt, John Donne, John Milton, Andrew Marvell, Alexander Pope, William Blake, William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, George Gordon, Lord Byron, Percy Bysshe Shelley, John Keats, Matthew Arnold, Walt Whitman, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Emily Dickinson, William butler Yeats, Thomas Stearns Eliot, robert Frost, E.E. Cummings, W.H. Auden, Robert Lowell The following additional poems are included by the following authors but do not have commentary/criticism: John Skelton, Sir Thomas Wyatt, Edmund Spenser, Christopher Marlowe, Sir Walter Ralegh, William Shakespeare, Thomas Nashe, Sir John Davies, Ben Jonson, John Donne, John Webster, Robert Herrick, George Herbert, Thomas Carew, James Shirley, Edmund Waller, John Milton, Sir John
A gathering of fugitives by Lionel Trilling( Book )

55 editions published between 1956 and 1980 in English and held by 1,375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The portable Matthew Arnold by Matthew Arnold( Book )

16 editions published between 1949 and 1980 in English and held by 1,297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The middle of the journey by Lionel Trilling( Book )

89 editions published between 1947 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... Both a psychological and ideological novel, a fascinating chess game where characters, each uniquely human and yet each representative of an intellectual position, move in an intricate pattern around the central figure, John Laskell. After a nearly fatal illness, Laskell finds that he must rediscover himself and his convictions in a world which terrifies him, where old relationships and allegiances are no longer securely defined. During his convalescence in a Connecticut country town, he questions the basic assumptions of his life as they are reflected in his personal loyalties, particularly to the young couple whose false liberalism he once shared uncritically, and in his political stand, which is challenged by a friend who, once having been a Communist, has moved to a position of extreme reaction. He discovers in himself a heightened awareness of the unpredictability of love and the omnipresence of death."--Page 4 of cover
The moral obligation to be intelligent : selected essays by Lionel Trilling( Book )

22 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and Chinese and held by 986 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collects essays on Twain, Dos Passos, Hemingway, Keats, Wordsworth, Frost, and "Mansfield Park," and includes the preface to the author's "The Liberal Imagination."
Speaking of literature and society by Lionel Trilling( Book )

19 editions published between 1980 and 1996 in English and held by 882 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell( Book )

12 editions published between 1952 and 2015 in English and held by 880 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1936, George Orwell went to Spain to report on the civil war and instead joined the P.O.U.M. militia to fight against the Fascists. In this now justly famous account of his experience, he describes both the bleak and the comic aspects of trench warfare on the Aragon front, the Barcelona uprising in May 1937, his nearly fatal wounding just two weeks later, and his escape from Barcelona into France after the P.O.U.M. was suppressed."--Publisher's description
Selected short stories of John O'Hara by John O'Hara( Book )

6 editions published between 1947 and 1956 in English and held by 846 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a selection of the author's short works, including "Too Young, " 'Bread Alone, " "Graven Image, " and "Mrs. Whitman."
Prefaces to The experience of literature by Lionel Trilling( Book )

27 editions published between 1967 and 1981 in English and held by 845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Of this time, of that place, and other stories by Lionel Trilling( Book )

20 editions published between 1973 and 1982 in English and held by 749 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Art, politics, and will : essays in honor of Lionel Trilling by Lionel Trilling( Book )

7 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected letters of John Keats by John Keats( Book )

5 editions published between 1951 and 1956 in English and held by 709 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The letters of John Keats are, T.S. Eliot remarked, "what letters ought to be; the fine things come in unexpectedly, neither introduced nor shown out, but between trifle and trifle." This new edition, which features four rediscovered letters, three of which are being published here for the first time, affords readers the pleasure of the poet's "trifles" as well as the surprise of his most famous ideas emerging unpredictably." "Unlike other editions, this selection includes letters to Keats and among his friends, lending greater perspective to an epistolary portrait of the poet. It also offers a revealing look at his "posthumous existence," the period of Keats's illness in Italy, painstakingly recorded in a series of moving letters by Keat's deathbed companion, Joseph Severn. Other letters by Dr. James Clark, Percy Bysshe Shelley, and Richard Woodhouse - omitted from other selections of Keats's letters - offer valuable additional testimony concerning Keats the man."--Jacket
Literary criticism : an introductory reader by Lionel Trilling( Book )

14 editions published between 1970 and 1984 in English and held by 684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Sincerity and authenticity
Alternative Names
Lionel Trilling Amerikaans literatuurcriticus (1905-1975)

Lionel Trilling amerikanischer Literaturkritiker, Schriftsteller und Lehrer

Lionel Trilling critico letterario, scrittore e insegnante statunitense

Lionel Trilling universitaire américain

Triling, Lajonel

Trilling, Lionel

Лайънел Трилинг

Триллинг, Лайонел

トリリング, L

トリリング, ライオネル



The opposing self : nine essays in criticismE.M. Forster : the critical heritageSincerity and authenticityThe life and work of Sigmund FreudThe middle of the journeyThe moral obligation to be intelligent : selected essaysHomage to CataloniaPrefaces to The experience of literatureOf this time, of that place, and other stories