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boundary 2 (2017) 44 (3): 3–15.
Published: 01 August 2017
... brief “Mattina” leads to consideration of Dickinson, through the critical encounters with her work by R. P. Blackmur and Lionel Trilling. © 2017 by Duke University Press 2017 Emily Dickinson Aristotle Lionel Trilling Giuseppe Ungaretti Gustave Flaubert References Aristotle...
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boundary 2 (2022) 49 (2): 329–330.
Published: 01 May 2022
... possibilities for human life. He is the author of The Ethiopian Prophecy in Black American Letters (2011). Michael Kimmage is professor of history at the Catholic Univesity of America. He is the author of The Conservative Turn: Lionel Trilling, Whtitaker Chambers, and the Lessons of Anti-Communism (2009...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (2): 11–30.
Published: 01 May 2009
... of the possession of critics and into the hands of novelists. 2 The “death of the novel” thesis was reintroduced to the mainstream of literary criticism soon after the end of the Second World War by Lionel Trilling. Various deaths of the novel had been proposed in literary culture since...
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boundary 2 (2015) 42 (4): 139–158.
Published: 01 November 2015
... with such eloquence. In other words, no one is going to rise up again from the boondocks like Wolcott to assume the mantle of Samuel Coleridge, Matthew Arnold, Eliot, and Lionel Trilling. At least until Wolcott’s day, an ability to use that old black magic of print on paper could be the ticket out...
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boundary 2 (2006) 33 (3): 61–72.
Published: 01 August 2006
... in the deluded culture of security. Lionel Trilling, in a once famous essay on The Princess Casamas- sima, invokes the trope of ‘‘the Young Man from the Provinces by which he means that ‘‘the defining hero’’ in ‘‘the very backbone’’ of nineteenth-century fiction may come from any class but begins his...
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boundary 2 (2013) 40 (2): 25–39.
Published: 01 May 2013
... be Mansfield Park’s Fanny Price: “No, indeed, I cannot act.”8 Recall Lionel Trilling’s oft-­repeated claim that “no one . . . has ever found it pos- sible to like the heroine of Mansfield Park.” 9 Trilling here stresses Fanny’s formal role, just as Welsh did in discussing David. At issue is not so much...
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boundary 2 (2008) 35 (1): 197–215.
Published: 01 February 2008
.... Pynchon renews “ancient humanistic ways of thinking inherent in standard English” in this context. Pynchon’s phrase, and perhaps the entire foreword—in particular the first sentence quoted in my epigraph—echoes a section from an essay on Orwell published in 1952 by Lionel Trilling, when...
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boundary 2 (2020) 47 (2): 29–48.
Published: 01 May 2020
.... (Joyce 2006: 52) I have written about this conclusion at length once before (see O Hara 2012: 1 40),1 using terms derived from Lionel Trilling s Preface to the story in his famous anthology The Experience of Literature (Trilling 1967: 1156 59).2 Here I will diverge from Trilling by focusing...
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boundary 2 (2006) 33 (3): 73–101.
Published: 01 August 2006
... Lionel Trilling had called the 6. Frederick Crews, ‘‘Whose American Renaissance New York Review of Books 35, no. 16 (October 27, 1988): 68–69. 82 boundary 2 / Fall 2006 ‘‘repositories of the dialectics of their times—they contained both the yes and no of their culture, and by that token...
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boundary 2 (2010) 37 (1): 23–55.
Published: 01 February 2010
... appeal. In contrast, Anderson perceives poststructuralism, pragmatism, and multiculturalism as compromised by self-promotion despite incoherent self-justification. Anderson’s belief in the efficacy of character is bolstered by a critical precursor (Lionel Trilling) and a period...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (2): 33–70.
Published: 01 May 2012
... Lionel Trilling right now in one of my classes— but I couldn’t help thinking about Lionel Trilling’s use of the phrase “the imagination of disaster” in his essay on Henry James and The Princess Casamassima. In one way or another—and I think there’s a problematic politics underlying...
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boundary 2 (2012) 39 (3): 169–189.
Published: 01 August 2012
... that is historically rooted in Cold War American thought. Lionel Trilling’s criticism was also invested in a similar habit of mind. Near the end of the introduction of The Liberal Imagination, it is not fallacy and paradox but “complexity” and “nuance” that are deployed in a reactionary fashion to banish...
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boundary 2 (2009) 36 (2): 1–10.
Published: 01 May 2009
... cannot be held apart. To articulate fears for “the death of the novel” was to establish a standard for the genre’s health or flourishing. For Lionel Trilling, a healthy novel offers therapy for the human will, which is itself assumed to be unwell. Thus so was humanism. Yet to restore faith...
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boundary 2 (2019) 46 (4): 1–29.
Published: 01 November 2019
...://library.rickbulow.com/Books/Non-Fiction/AynRand/PlayboyInterview-AynRand_3-1964.pdf . Trilling Lionel . 1951 . The Liberal Imagination: Essays on Literature and Society . New York : Viking . Walzer Michael . 1970 . Obligations: Essays on Disobedience, War, and Citizenship . Cambridge, MA...
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boundary 2 (2001) 28 (3): 191–205.
Published: 01 August 2001
... professors such as Meyer Schapiro, Lionel Trilling, and Hannah Arendt in- structed, challenged, and provoked. They served as models of hard think- ing, of minds in vigorous motion, and of continual engagement with the world. And they portrayed art and literature, history and politics as the last sacred...
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boundary 2 (2007) 34 (3): 33–46.
Published: 01 August 2007
... the Nation’s reviewer, William Appleman Williams—Hofstadter immersed himself in social theory and literary criti- cism (starting in 1948, he read all of his colleague Lionel Trilling’s works), and somehow cowrote several books on the history of higher education. His new engagement with the methods...
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boundary 2 (2006) 33 (1): 171–201.
Published: 01 February 2006
... by the coali- tion National Front government in Czechoslovakia, the imagined America he had in mind took shape from his own fantasies of Europe, fantasies cas- tigated by Irving Howe, Lionel Trilling, and others as being politically naïve. Taking Czechoslovakia as a political model (and glossing over...
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boundary 2 (2014) 41 (3): 203–218.
Published: 01 August 2014
... (in English, at least) by Joyce in “The Dead,” as Lionel Trilling first discussed it at any length in his preface to the story in his influential anthology of the 1960s, The Experience of Literature. At that story’s end, Gabriel Conroy, a potential avatar for the author (if he had stayed in Ireland...
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boundary 2 (2022) 49 (3): 99–116.
Published: 01 August 2022
...,” even if the ultimate aim of their humanist education (in the wake of figures like John Stuart Mill, Lionel Trilling, and Richard Rorty) is to make them “converts to liberalism.” If the call to conversion collaged in such Love's Body passages on Judgment (taken from Ephesians 6:12) might have...
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boundary 2 (2014) 41 (2): 113–137.
Published: 01 May 2014
... and Williams. SC: That is difficult. I’ve often stumbled upon somebody whom I find partly congenial, someone I want to know more about or write something about, but never really a model. Obviously I have been drawn to critics from Matthew Arnold through T. S. Eliot, F. R. Leavis, Lionel Trilling...