|Title||:||Beyond Culture: Essays on Literature and Learning|
|Number of Pages||:||204 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Beyond Culture: Essays on Literature and Learning Reviews
"Compare Yeats, Gide, Lawrence, and Eliot in the use which they make of the theme of sexuality to criticize the deficiencies of modern culture. Support your statement by specific references to the work of each author. [Time: one hour.]"There comes a time in every man's life when he is saddened to realize that undergrads at Columbia fifty years ago knew more than he does at thirty. Or possibly not, I don't really get out much. (But who is this guy Gide?)Anyway, this is a nice collection of essays by Trilling: the one on Jane Austen is fantastic, "Hawthorne in Our Time" is interesting and memorable. The two best, however, for me and for anyone else who teaches English, are the bracketing essays on teaching, "On the Teaching of Modern Literature" and "The Two Environments: Reflections on the Study of English." The latter should be required reading for everyone who is going to begin teaching the subject. If I'm ever in a place in which I'm hiring others, for certain disciplines there is going to be a question on the application: "How do you respond to Lionel Trilling's theory of the 'two environments' in culture? What, in general, is your view of literature's utility for young people? [Time: one hour.]"
A book of amazing essays by my main man Lionel Trilling.
The edition I read was hardcover, published 1965, no ISBN.The book consists of eight over-long essays, in which Trilling waffles on endlessly without ever really saying much of anything.