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After his death in 1975 at the age of 70, Lionel Trilling underwent
something of an eclipse.

To my distress and perhaps to my delight, I order things in accordance with my passions.... I put in my pictures everything I like.

Has anyone read John Dennis? Irving Babbitt? Gorham Munson? Probably not, though they were considered important critics in their day.

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“Have you a city that smells worse than Akron?”

July 11, 2014

Meditations on writers’ conferences, Schlesinger Jr. on America, an Auden poem.

May 15, 2014