William Wordsworth

– “William Wordsworth.” Atlantic Brief Lives, edited by Louis Kronenberger (Boston: Atlantic Monthly Press/Little Brown, 1971). 882-84.

The Scholar’s Caution and the Scholar’s Courage

– “The Scholar’s Caution and the Scholar’s Courage.” The Cornell Library Conference: Papers Read ad the Dedication of the Central Libraries, 1962 (Ithaca: Cornell University Library, 1964). 51-65.

James Baldwin

– “James Baldwin.” Review of Another Country, by James Baldwin (New York: Dial, 1962). Mid-Century 44 (September 1962): 5-11.

The Wheel

– “The Wheel.” Review of Down There on a Visit, by Christopher Isherwood (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1962); and  An Official Rose, by Iris Murdoch (New York: Viking, 1962). Mid-Century 41 (July 1962): 5-10.

What a Piece of Work is Man

– “What a Piece of Work is Man.” Review of Claude Lévi-Strauss: A World on the Wane, translated by John Russell (New York: Criterion, 1961). Mid-Century 38 (April 1962): 5-12.

No Mean City

– “No Mean City.” Review of The Death and Life of Great American Cities, by Jane Jacobs (New York: Random House, 1961). Mid-Century 37 (March 1962): 14-19.


– “Rimbaudelaire.” Review of Arthur Rimbaud, third edition, by Enid Starkie (Norfolk, CT: New Directions, 1961); and Baudelaire, by Enid Starkie (New York: New Directions, 1958). Mid-Century 34 (December 1961): 3-10.


David Southward on Trilling

– "David Southward on Lionel Trilling, Literary Criti..." The Biblio File: Hosted by Nigel Beale. May 20, 2013. Podcast.

Adam Kirsch on Trilling

– "NYSL: Why Trilling Matters & College: What It Was, Is, and Should Be." New York Society Library. Conversation between Adam Kirsch and Andrew Delbanco. April 3, 2012. YouTube. Video posted by New York Society Library.

Leon Wieseltier on Trilling

– "An Evening with Leon Wieseltier." The Graduate Center, City University of New York, hosted by Richard Wolin. March 4, 2010.

Jacques Barzun remembers Trilling

– "In Depth with Jacques Barzun." C-SPAN2: Book TV, hosted by Connie Doebele. May 6, 2001. C-SPAN. Section on Trilling begins at 14:43.

Lionel Trilling discusses “Lolita” with Vladimir Nabokov

– "Vladimir Nabokov discusses 'Lolita' part 1 of 2." Close Up: CBC. Circa 1950. Video uploaded to YouTube by JiffySpook. "Vladimir Nabokov discusses 'Lolita' part 2 of 2." Close Up: CBC. Circa 1950. Video uploaded to YouTube by JiffySpook.