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Lionel Trilling

Critic (4-Jul-1905 — 5-Nov-1975)


Robert Boyers. Lionel Trilling: Negative Capability and the Wisdom of Avoidance. Columbia, MO: University of Missouri Press. 1977. 74pp.

William M. Chace. Lionel Trilling: Criticism and Politics. Stanford University Press. 1980. 207pp.

Michael Kimmage. The Conservative Turn: Lionel Trilling, Whittaker Chambers, and the Lessons of Anti-Communism. Harvard University Press. 2009. 440pp.

Adam Kirsch. Why Trilling Matters. Yale University Press. 2011. 208pp.

Mark Krupnick. Lionel Trilling and the Fate of Cultural Criticism. Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press. 1986. 207pp.

Thomas M. Leitch. Lionel Trilling: An Annotated Bibliography. Garland. 1993. 626pp.

Daniel T. O'Hara. Lionel Trilling: The Work of Liberation. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press. 1994. 318pp.

Norman Podhoretz. Ex-Friends: Falling Out with Allen Ginsberg, Lionel & Diana Trilling, Lillian Hellman, Hannah Arendt, and Norman Mailer. Norwalk, CT: Easton Press. 1999. 244pp.

Peter Rawlings. American Theorists of the Novel: Henry James, Lionel Trilling, Wayne C. Booth. Routledge. 2006. 171pp.

John Rodden. Lionel Trilling and the Critics: Opposing Selves. University of Nebraska Press. 1999. 490pp.

Nathan A. Scott, Jr.. Three American Moralists: Mailer, Bellow, Trilling. University of Notre Dame Press. 1973. 230pp.

Edward Joseph Shoben, Jr.. Lionel Trilling. New York: Frederick Ungar Publishing Co.. 1981. 280pp.

Stephen L. Tanner. Lionel Trilling. Boston, MA: Twayne. 1988. 150pp.

Diana Trilling. The Beginning of the Journey: The Marriage of Diana and Lionel Trilling. New York: Harcourt Brace & Co.. 1993. 442pp.


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  7. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of American Writers

  8. 20th Century Culture: A Biographical Companion (p.766)

  9. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.707)

  10. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.1474)

  11. Webster's American Biographies (p.1049)

  12. New York Public Library Literature Companion (p.316)

  13. Contemporary Novelists (pp.1250-52)

  14. The Oxford Companion to American Literature, 5th Edition (p.772)

  15. Twentieth Century Authors, First Supplement (p.1008)

  16. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.1042)

  17. Who's Who in World Jewry 1965 (p.996)

  18. Public Intellectuals: A Study in Decline (p.205)

  19. Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography (p.739)

  20. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.116)

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