The Liberal Imagination by Lionel Trilling

"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 925th greatest book of all time


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Total Points: 383

Since this book was first published in 1950, there is a penalty of 0%. The age adjusted score is 383.0.

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