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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.
         
   
F
This is the great vice of academicism, that it is concerned with ideas rather than with thinking.

R
The poet is in command of his fantasy, while it is exactly the mark of the neurotic that he is possessed by his fantasy.
A
There is no connection between the political ideas of our educated class and the deep places of the imagination.
N
Literature is the human activity that make the fullest and most precise account of variousness, possibility, complexity, and difficulty.
K
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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