Books

Essays

  • Authenticity and the Modern Unconscious – “Authenticity and the Modern Unconscious.” Commentary 52 (September 1971): 39-50.
  • 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.
  • Commitment to the Modern: The Problem of Perspective in Literature – “Commitment to the Modern: The Problem of Perspective in Literature.” Harvard Alumni Bulletin 64 (7 July 1962): 739-42.
  • 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.
  • Introduction to The Life and Work of Sigmund Freud – Introduction to The Life and Work of Sigmund Freud by Ernest Jones, vii-xviii. Edited and abridged by Lionel Trilling and Steven Marcus. New York: Basic, 1961.
  • Rimbaudelaire – “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.

Multimedia

  • 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. FORA.tv.
  • 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.
  • Norman Podhoretz on his book “Ex-Friends” – Podhoretz, Norman. "Book Discussion on Ex-Friends." Booknotes, hosted by Brian Lamb. C-SPAN. February 16, 1999. Section on Trilling begins at 15:10.
  • 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.