With this re-publication of Lionel Trilling's finest essays, Leon Wieseltier offers readers of many generations a rich overview of Trilling's achievement. The exhilarating essays collected here include justly celebrated masterpieces -- on Mansfield Park and on "Why We Read Jane Austen"; on Twain, Dos Passos, Hemingway, Isaac Babel; on Keats, Wordsworth, Eliot, Frost; on "Art and Neurosis"; and the famous Preface to Trilling's book The Liberal Imagination.

Moral Obligation to Be Intelligent 2000, Farrar Straus Giroux, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780374257941