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"Beyond Liberalism." The Manchester Guardian," April 1966. Reprinted in Lionel Trilling and the Critics: Opposing Selves.
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The Nation. Reprinted in Lionel Trilling and the Critics: Opposing Selves.
– Spender, Stephen. "Beyond Liberalism."
Commentary, August 1950. Reprinted in Lionel Trilling and the Critics: Opposing Selves.
– Barzun, Jacques. "Trilling's Matthew Arnold."
Review of Matthew Arnold , by Lionel Trilling , March 1939. . Columbia University Quarterly Reprinted in Lionel Trilling and the Critics: Opposing Selves.
– Wilson, Edmund. "Uncle Matthew." Review of
Matthew Arnold, by Lionel Trilling. The New Republic, March 1939. Reprinted in Lionel Trilling and the Critics: Opposing Selves.
– Massie, Allan. “Does Lionel Trilling Matter?” Review of
Why Trilling Matters, by Adam Kirsch (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2011). Times Literary Supplement, February 1, 2012.
– Beran, Michael Knox. “Lionel Trilling and the Social Imagination.”
City Journal, Winter 2011.
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New York Times, November 3, 2011.
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Why Trilling Matters. New Haven : Yale University Press, 2011.
– Alexander, Edward.
Lionel Trilling & Irving Howe: and other stories of literary friendship. New Brunswick: Transaction Publishers, 2009.
– Kimmage, Michael.
The Conservative Turn: Lionel Trilling, Whittaker Chambers, and the Lessons of Anti-Communism. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2009.
– Himmelfarb, Gertrude. “Underrated: Lionel Trilling.”
Standpoint, April 2009.
– Menand, Louis. "Regrets Only: Lionel Trilling and his discontents."
New Yorker, September 29, 2008.
– Wieseltier, Leon. Introduction to
The Moral Obligation to Be Intelligent: Selected Essays, ix-xvi. Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 2008.
– Heilbrun, Carolyn G.
When Men Were the Only Models We Had: My Teachers Barzun, Fadiman, and Trilling. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2002.
– Engel, Monroe. Introduction to
The Middle of the Journey, by Lionel Trilling, v-xi. New York: New York Review of Books, 2002.
– Delbanco, Andrew. “Night Vision.” Review of
The Moral Obligation to be Intelligent: Selected Essays, by Lionel Trilling, edited with an introduction by Leon Wieseltier (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2000). New York Review of Books, January 11, 2001.
– Glick, Nathan. “The Last Great Critic.”
The Atlantic, July 2000.
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Lionel Trilling and the Critics: Opposing Selves. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 1999.
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Lionel Trilling: An Annotated Bibliography. New York: Garland, 1993.
– Trilling, Diana.
The Beginning of the Journey: The Marriage of Diana and Lionel Trilling. New York: Harcourt Brace, 1993.
– O'Hara, Daniel T.
Lionel Trilling: The Work of Liberation. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 1988.
– Tanner, Stephen L.
Lionel Trilling. Boston: Twayne Publishers, 1988.
– Krupnick, Mark.
Lionel Trilling and the Fate of Cultural Criticism. Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 1986.
– Shoben, Jr., Edward Joseph.
Lionel Trilling: Mind and Character. New York: F. Ungar Publishing Company, 1981.
– Chace, William M.
Lionel Trilling: Criticism and Politics. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1980.
– Boyers, Robert.
Lionel Trilling: Negative Capability and the Wisdom of Avoidance. Columbia, MO: University of Missouri Press, 1977.
– Anderson, Quentin, Stephen Donadio, and Steven Marcus, eds.
Art, Politics, and Will: Essays in Honor of Lionel Trilling. New York: Basic Books, 1977.
– Scott, Jr., Nathan A.
Three American Moralists: Mailer, Bellow, Trilling. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 1973.
– Frank, Joseph. "Lionel Trilling and the Conservative Imagination."
Sewanee Review, Spring 1956. Reprinted in , edited by John Rodden (Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 1999). Lionel Trilling and the Critics: Opposing Selves
– Kristol, Irving. "The Moral Critic." Review of
E.M. Forster, by Lionel Trilling. Enquiry, April 1944. Reprinted in Lionel Trilling and the Critics: Opposing Selves, edited by John Rodden (Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 1999).