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Sincerity and Authenticity

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ISBN-10: 0674808614

ISBN-13: 9780674808614

Edition: 1972

Authors: Lionel Trilling

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"Now and then," writes Lionel Triling "it is possible to observe the moral life in process of revising itself." In this new book he is concerned with such a mutation: the process by which the arduous enterprise of sincerity, of being true to one's self, came to occupy a place of supreme importance in the moral life--and the further shift which finds that place now usurped by the darker and still more strenuous modern ideal of authenticity. Instances range over the whole of Western literature and thought, from Shakespeare to Hegel to Sartre, from Robespierre to R.D. Laing, suggesting the contradictions and ironies to which the ideals of sincerity and authenticity give rise, most especially…    
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Book details

List price: $29.00
Copyright year: 1972
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 10/1/1973
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 188
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Lionel Trilling (1905-1975) was born in New York and educated at Columbia University, to which he returned as an instructor in 1932, and where he continued to teach in the English department throughout his long and highly distinguished career. Among his many works are critical studies of Matthew Arnold and E. M. Forster; two essay collections, The Liberal Imaginationand The Opposing Self; a novel, The Middle of the Journey; and the Norton lectures at Harvard, entitled Sincerity and Authenticity. Trilling was married to the writer and critic Diana Trilling.Geraldine Murphy is an associate professor of English and Deputy Dean of Humanities and Arts at the City College of New York, CUNY. She…    

Sincerity: Its Origin and Rise
The Honest Soul and The Disintegrated Consciousness
The Sentiment of Being and The Sentiments of Art
The Heroic, and Beautiful, and Authentic
Society and Authenticity
The Authentic Unconscious
Index of Names