The Last Decade: Essays and Reviews, 1965-1975

Ed. Diana Trilling. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1979.

Summary: “Pieces written during the last ten years of Trilling’s life include important statements on Joyce, Austen, and Freud, a probing investigation of modern art, a memoir of Trilling’s acquaintance with Whittaker Chambers, and the lecture Mind in the Modern World.”


A Novel of the Thirties

James Joyce in His Letters

What is Criticism?

Mind in the Modern World

Art, Will, and Necessity

Aggression and Utopia

The Uncertain Future of the Humanistic Educational Ideal

The Freud/Jung Letters

Whittaker Chambers’s Journey

Why We Read Jane Austen

Appendix: Some Notes for an Autobiographical Lecture

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