Tuesday, October 30, 2018

A life in culture …

… The Radical Moralist: On Lionel Trilling's Literary Criticism | Literary Hub. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

When Trilling died, his obituary was on the front page of The New York Times, and it spoke of him in reverential terms: his “criticism was a moral function, a search for those qualities by which every age in its turn measured the virtuous man and the virtuous society.”

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