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Liberal imagination essays on literature and society. by L. Trilling

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The Liberal Imagination Paperback – January 1, by Lionel Trilling (Author)/5(20). Cool book, even though it was not liberal, but more conservative, but then I have to change that to reactionary. Yes but it was stimulating romp through the liberal mind in the 's, or maybe 60's. (it's hard to keep track of those centuries. will/5(3). Liberal Imagination: Essays on Literature and Society Hardcover – April 1, by Lionel Trilling (Author)/5(3). The book explores how contemporary popular culture plays a formative role in contemporary politics. Through analyzing movies, television, and popular music, the author discusses how these In The Post-Liberal Imagination, Bruce Baum approaches American liberalism in a critical spirit by examining the relationship between popular culture and politics in the Bush-Obama era/5.

The Liberal Imagination consists of writings suited to occasions; lectures delivered, papers read, essays, prefaces, and so on. All these are certainly worth collecting into a volume. But the book falls rather between two stools of being a miscellaneous collection and being a series of connected essays to illustrate one thesis.   The Holocaust and the Liberal Imagination attempts to explain and not to condemn the responses and reactions of the democratic world to the attempted destruction of European Jewry. It concentrates on the impact of the Holocaust on ordinary people in the democracies and examines the actions of the nation-state in the light of popular responses/5. It was to review “The Liberal Imagination.” In his piece, Podhoretz called Trilling “the most significant American critic now writing.” The “American” was a judicious sop to : Louis Menand.   Sovereignty and the Limits of the Liberal Imagination book. DOI link for Sovereignty and the Limits of the Liberal Imagination. Sovereignty and the Limits of the Liberal Imagination book. By Scott G Nelson. Edition 1st Edition. First Published eBook Published 11 September Cited by: 3.

The Liberal Imagination is one of the most admired and influential works of criticism of the last century, a work that is not only a masterpiece of literary criticism but an important statement about politics and society. Published in , one of the chillier moments of the Cold War, Trilling’s essays examine the promise —and limits—of liberalism, challenging the complacency of a naïve liberal . ". The Liberal Imagination, [is] a book that sold more than seventy thousand copies in hardcover and more than a hundred thousand in paperback, and that made Trilling a figure, a model of the intellectual in Cold War America The argument of The Liberal Imagination is that literature teaches that life is not so simple for unfairness, /5(21).   The Liberal Imagination is one of the most admired and influential works of criticism of the last century, a work that is not only a masterpiece of literary criticism but an important statement about politics and society. Published in , one of the chillier moments of the Cold War, Trilling’s essays examine the promise —and limits—of liberalism, challenging Brand: New York Review Books. The Liberal Imagination is one of the most admired and influential works of criticism of the last century, a work that is not only a masterpiece of literary criticism but an important statement /5(5).