Saturday, December 06, 2008

Collini — and Hart — on Trilling

I probably won't read Stefan Collini, Trilling's Sandbags: Lionel Trilling's Critical Essays, The Nation, Dec. 22, 2008.

Barzun says somewhere that Trilling was more like Keats than Arnold. Here's a hint to Trilling's critics: look on The Liberal Imagination as notes by a would-be novelist on how to write a novel.

I've read and recommend Jeffrey Hart, Lionel Trilling in the Classroom, The New Criterion, May 1998.