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Lionel Trilling
(1905-1975) born on
Jul 04
US literary critic, teacher. His criticism was informed by psychological, sociological, and philosophical methods and insights.
This is the great vice of academicism, that it is concerned with ideas rather than with thinking.

The poet is in command of his fantasy, while it is exactly the mark of the neurotic that he is possessed by his fantasy.
There is no connection between the political ideas of our educated class and the deep places of the imagination.
Literature is the human activity that make the fullest and most precise account of variousness, possibility, complexity, and difficulty.
Our culture peculiarly honors the act of blaming, which it takes as the sign of virtue and intellect.
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
R: The Liberal Imagination (1950)
A: The Liberal Imagination (1950)
N: In <a href="http://www.cyber-nation.com/cgi-bin/victory/quotations/qlreferral/quotelib.pl?id=10115">The Ultimate Success Quotations Library</a>, 1997.
K: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.

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