Friday, March 29, 2024

Hmm …

 … ‘Write Like a Man’ Review: Diana Trilling’s Challenge.  (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

The principal figure here is Diana Trilling, a brilliant essayist and the wife of the celebrated cultural critic Lionel Trilling. Diana, “the more abrasive of the two,” Ms. Grinberg writes, balanced her husband’s checkbook and deftly edited his drafts. But when she offered similar editorial help to various male friends, they took it (as she herself reported) “as an assault on their masculinity.”

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