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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2018) 64 (2): 129–160.
Published: 01 June 2018
...Katie Fitzpatrick This article reads Lionel Trilling’s 1947 novel, The Middle of the Journey , through postwar controversies about the relationship between law and conscience. The 1945–46 Nuremberg Trials divided American liberals, who disputed whether fascism was best combated by fidelity to the...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2008) 54 (2): 129–165.
Published: 01 June 2008
...Jeff Solomon Copyright © Hofstra University 2008 m Capote and the Trillings: Homophobia and Literary Culture at Midcentury Jeff Solomon I n a reminiscence published in George Plimpton’s oral history of Tru­ man Capote, Diana Trilling recounts her and her husband Lionel’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2018) 64 (1): 79–100.
Published: 01 March 2018
... one’s private project of self-cultivation. The article critically assesses this position, traces its implications in Wharton’s fiction and nonfiction, and briefly reviews its place within the broader context of liberal thought from Kant, through Matthew Arnold, to Lionel Trilling. Copyright © 2018...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2008) 54 (2): vi–viii.
Published: 01 June 2008
... interesting. “Capote and the Trillings: Homophobia and Liter­ ary Culture at Midcentury” satisfies this obligation with real flair. It takes up a subject—the place of homophobia in the American literary culture of the middle of the twentieth century—that might well have generated a simple, pious...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2007) 53 (4): 518–529.
Published: 01 December 2007
... modernist art grew as more and more people wished to think themselves advanced and open to the shock of the new. In 1961 Lionel Trilling published “On the Teaching of Modern Literature,” an essay in which he considered problems generated by the widespread acceptance of modernism. It had been...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2012) 58 (2): 296–332.
Published: 01 June 2012
... fusion of progressive politics and literary modernism evoked by Lionel Trilling’s phrase “the liberal imagination.” In the preface to his book of that title, Trilling wrote that “the word liberal is a word primarily of political import, but its political meaning defines itself by the quality...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2017) 63 (3): 239–266.
Published: 01 September 2017
... characters of Bruno Leonard and would-be contributors to his magazine. According to Lionel Trilling, Slesinger was the first to represent in realist fiction radicalized American intellectuals and, in particular, the influential New York group clustered around the Menorah Journal (1915–1962). 3 From 1928...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2019) 65 (1-2): 23–42.
Published: 01 March 2019
... Trilling castigated Matthiessen for his implicit endorsement of Theodore Dreiser in 1946—after he had just joined the Communist Party—through a favorable review of his work. Pease describes Trilling’s liberal imagination as a stand-in for his “liberal anti-communism” (6) and recuperates Matthiessen’s...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2010) 56 (2): 269–276.
Published: 01 June 2010
... view. By subordinating questions of race and discrimination to questions of good middle-class manners, these novels represented precisely the ethos of liberal humanism and cultural centrism denounced by intellectuals such as Diana Trilling. Hutner also contests the academic critical story...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2012) 58 (1): 26–59.
Published: 01 March 2012
... Trilling 44). Though it didn’t quite put him in for the kind of contempt Woolf expressed for T. S. Eliot’s conversion a few years later—“there’s something obscene in a living person sitting by the fire and believing in God” (qtd. in Pearce 175)—there was something in For- ster’s religious attitude...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2000) 46 (2): 150–170.
Published: 01 June 2000
... anticipate continuation as well as conclusion. Also important for Lolita, how­ ever, is the pleasure of the text itself. When Trilling argues that the reader begins to sympathize with Humbert, to forgive his crimes as manifestations of “the last lover’s” (5) overpowering love, he only obliquely...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2000) 46 (3): 328–345.
Published: 01 September 2000
... also ar­ gues that oppositions between the Schlegels and the Wilcoxes are played out primarily in terms of houses (237—38). 6 The virtues and contradictions of the novel’s liberalism have been well rehearsed over the years; following Trilling’s influential 1943 study, represen­ tative...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2011) 57 (2): 180–198.
Published: 01 June 2011
.... 4. For work on “only connect’s” relationship to Forster’s alleged liberal humanism, see Jameson, Stone, Trilling, Bradbury, Levenson, and White. Although I tend to regard “liberal” and “humanist” as loaded labels that substitute for careful reckon- ing with the particular ethico-political...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2018) 64 (1): 1–24.
Published: 01 March 2018
... sets of organs, combined and recombined with other sets. 11 Here obscenity directly opposes the humanist aesthetics of midcentury critics. While Lionel Trilling lobbied for a literature of “variousness, possibility, complexity, and difficulty” (1950, xx–xxi), and John Crowe Ransom confronted...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2003) 49 (3): 328–359.
Published: 01 September 2003
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2008) 54 (2): 217–246.
Published: 01 June 2008
... with interlocking forms of societal oppression such as of race, class, and gender. In the first book-length scholarly study of Forster’s work, Lionel Trilling in 1943 paved the way for a dismissive reading of these stories as at best precursors to the novels: “The Greek myths made...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2011) 57 (1): 20–33.
Published: 01 March 2011
... overhead and the sound of cicadas trilling nearby, suggest that Burchell might have been a geoliterary pioneer as well as a geographical adventurer. To see South Africa in this way is the breakthrough that will bear fruit ten years after Youth ends, with the publication of Dusklands. Insofar as...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2006) 52 (4): 443–473.
Published: 01 December 2006
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2007) 53 (2): 182–211.
Published: 01 June 2007
... vision, and the pointed criticisms of Granville Hicks and Lionel Trilling were echoed by a later genera­ tion of critics. Meanwhile, as Cather responded to such criticism with a strident defense of art as an apolitical pursuit (“Escapism,” 1936), this only seemed to give further credence to...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2008) 54 (4): 419–447.
Published: 01 December 2008
... 1938, the publication of The 42nd Parallel, Î919, and The Big Money as a single novel provoked a flood of essays debating how John Dos Pas- sos’s U.S.A. related socially, aesthetically, and politically to the U.S.A.1 While assessments ranged from Lionel Trilling’s ambivalent judgment...