Lionel Trilling Quotes


23 Lionel Trilling quotes:



"In the American metaphysic, reality is always material reality, hard, resistant, unformed, impenetrable, and unpleasant."
Author: Trilling Quotes Category: Reality Quotes
"Any historian of the literature of the modern age will take virtually for granted the adversary intention, the actually subversive intention, that characterizes modern writing -- he will perceive its clear purpose of detaching the reader from the habits of thought and feeling that the larger culture imposes, of giving him a ground and a vantage point from which to judge and condemn, and perhaps revise, the culture that produces him."
"Literature is the human activity that make the fullest and most precise account of variousness, possibility, complexity, and difficulty."



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