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  • Title: The Beginning Of The Journey: The Marriage Of Diana And Lionel Trilling
  • Author: Diana Trilling
  • ISBN: 9780151116850
  • Page: 415
  • Format: Hardcover

  • It was Christmas Eve 1927 and Prohibition was at its height when Diana and Lionel Trilling, that distinguished literary pair, were introduced to each other They met at a Manhattan speakeasy Both were 22 Lionel was a graduate student at Columbia, taking his first tentative steps to a literary career Diana hoped to be a singer Soon after their marriage in 1929, the stocIt was Christmas Eve 1927 and Prohibition was at its height when Diana and Lionel Trilling, that distinguished literary pair, were introduced to each other They met at a Manhattan speakeasy Both were 22 Lionel was a graduate student at Columbia, taking his first tentative steps to a literary career Diana hoped to be a singer Soon after their marriage in 1929, the stock market crashed Their families were in financial ruin Not until the forties did Lionel attain literary recognition and Diana launch her career as fiction critic of the Nation A long arduous decade had been lost to illness, financial hardship, grueling family responsibility Also to the lure, and rejection, of Communism The Beginning of the Journey takes its title from Lionel Trilling s famous novel, The Middle of the Journey An uncommonly personal account of the upbringing, education, and marriage of two remarkable individuals, it is also a probing portrait of life among the group now so widely referred to as the New York intellectuals Mary McCarthy, Dwight Macdonald, William Phillips, Phillip Rahv, Edmund Wilson, James Agee, Sidney Hook, Randall Jarrell, Allen Ginsberg these are but a few of the well known figures whom we come to see through the eyes of someone who lived at the center of America s Bloomsbury Although Mrs Trilling chiefly deals with the intellectual culture of our century, the range of her memoir is not limited to this single section of society The Beginning of the Journey speaks to questions of a kind which transcend social lines but which have been largely ignored by our literary biographers What was it like, what was it really like, to be a woman in this predominantly male universe What did it feel like to be as respected a critic as Diana Trilling but married to a man so much celebrated than herself What did a woman of her generation sacrifice for marriage and motherhood
    Diana Trilling
    Diana Trilling, n e Diana Rubin, was an American literary critic and author, a member of the circle of writers, thinkers and polemicists of the 1930 s, 40 s and 50 s known as the New York intellectuals She was married to foremost US literary and cultural critic Lionel Trilling They had one child, James.Trilling was a well known book reviewer for The Nation magazine Her works include We Must March My Darlings 1977 , an essay collection Mrs Harris 1981 , a study of and meditation on the trial of Jean Harris and The Beginning of the Journey 1993 , a memoir of her life and marriage to Lionel.


    Commentaires:

    Danny
    Diana Trilling writes a moving and at many times a stoical account of the literary life in NY in the 30s and 40s. Marriage is never ideal, and she charts the many struggle of maintaining a successful one. Her Puritan background shows in many of her observations on this subject of marriagee believes first in keeping house then writing as the next important thing, also she didn't mind being known in her own writing as the wife of Lionel Trilling the other places the reserved origins explain many o [...]

    Ann
    It was interesting to read about literary critic and author Lionel Trilling from the point of view of his wife (also a literary critic)--mostly because of the elite atmosphere in which they lived and worked, their brief infatuation with Communism, and their lives among other literary intellectuals in New York. But I would have liked it much better had the writing not been ponderous and rather self-righteous.

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