Lionel Trilling

Lionel Trilling was an American literary critic, essayist, and teacher, known for his influential critiques of literature and culture. He was a leading figure in the New York Intellectuals and a professor at Columbia University.

Books

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  1. 1. The Liberal Imagination

    "The Liberal Imagination" is a collection of essays that scrutinize and challenge the ideas, politics, and cultural norms of liberal society. The author argues that liberalism often simplifies complex issues and overlooks the inherent contradictions and conflicts in human life. Using literature as a tool, he delves into the nuances of these issues and encourages readers to engage in critical thinking and self-examination. The book is a profound exploration of the strengths and weaknesses of liberal thought and its impact on society.

    The 983rd Greatest Book of All Time