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The coming-of-age story of an extraordinary literary couple-he a renowned critic, she a reviewer for the Nation who soon joined her husband among a brilliant group of writers around Partisan Review. A New York Times Notable Book of the Year. Index; photographs.
With a brilliant blend of autobiography, biography, and cultural criticism, Trilling ( We Must March My Darlings , LJ 6/15/77) offers a poignant memoir of her life with Lionel Trilling. Intended both to correct recent misreadings of their lives (e.g., Mark Krupnick's Lionel Trilling and the Fate of Cultural Criticism , LJ 6/1/86) and to prevent such misreadings in the future, the book recalls in great detail the changes in fortunes that altered and shaped the lives of the couple. In a tone that is sometimes irascible and in prose that is often lyrical, Trilling assesses the impact that she and Lionel, as well as others like Delmore Schwartz and Mary McCarthy, had on the cultural world of New York in the Forties and Fifties. We are fortunate to have Trilling's incisive voice to remind us just how much these critics are missed and needed in our culture. A splendid book that will serve all collections well.