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boundary 2 (1 August 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 (1 November 2015) 42 (4): 139–158.
Published: 01 November 2015
... mistake in letting so many talented young people learn to write 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...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2009) 36 (2): 11–30.
Published: 01 May 2009
... out 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...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2006) 33 (3): 61–72.
Published: 01 August 2006
... without the passionate attention of love and sink, as largely the United States has, into the undead life of willful ignorance 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...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2013) 40 (2): 25–39.
Published: 01 May 2013
... more appropriate sister might 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...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2008) 35 (1): 197–215.
Published: 01 February 2008
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boundary 2 (1 February 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 (1 August 2006) 33 (3): 73–101.
Published: 01 August 2006
... to appreciate how the notable writers of the antebellum were representatives of what 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...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2012) 39 (3): 169–189.
Published: 01 August 2012
... logical fal- lacies that emerge out of the paradoxes historical circumstance produces and uses them to dispel the specter of dogma and ideology, which we should remember is a critical move that is historically rooted in Cold War American thought. Lionel Trilling’s criticism was also...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2009) 36 (2): 1–10.
Published: 01 May 2009
... mean not so much social inclusiveness as philosophi- cal universality. As he shows, however, the two 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...
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boundary 2 (1 August 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 (1 May 2012) 39 (2): 33–70.
Published: 01 May 2012
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boundary 2 (1 August 2007) 34 (3): 33–46.
Published: 01 August 2007
..., when The Age of Reform appeared to great acclaim—except of course from 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...
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boundary 2 (1 February 2006) 33 (1): 171–201.
Published: 01 February 2006
... 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 the forced removal of millions of ethnic Germans from...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2014) 41 (3): 203–218.
Published: 01 August 2014
...- ship,” primarily takes the form first put memorably on display in modernist literature (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...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2003) 30 (2): 195–216.
Published: 01 May 2003
.... Lionel Trilling’s put-down of John Steinbeck’s ‘‘popular front’’ Grapes of Wrath (1939) and James Baldwin’s of Richard Wright’s ‘‘proletarian’’ Native Son (1940) illustrates this point. Second, the case for hypercanonization required an integral and basically positive rela- tion between Huckleberry...
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boundary 2 (1 May 2016) 43 (2): 27–57.
Published: 01 May 2016
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boundary 2 (1 May 2014) 41 (2): 113–137.
Published: 01 May 2014
... drawn to critics from Matthew Arnold through T. S. Eliot, F. R. Leavis, Lionel Trilling, parts of Ray- mond Williams—that is to say, figures who write about culture and society in the voice of a literary critic, in some way or other. I have written a lot about some of them, without any one of...
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boundary 2 (1 August 2001) 28 (3): 157–189.
Published: 01 August 2001
... classes, except one seminar, were large lecture courses conducted in amphitheaters that sat over one hundred students and precluded the possibility of any contact with the distinguished professors, all vocal exponents of the great humanist tradition (Mark Van Doren, Lionel Trilling, Marjorie Hope...