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I will do so to illustrate how The Fixer, like iconic modernist texts such as Babel's in the hands of Trilling, foregrounds a "precise account of variousness, complexity, difficulty--and possibility" (vii) and that defines culture in such a way that it does "not submit to serve the ends of any one ideological group or tendency" (9).
The job of criticism would seem to be, then, to recall liberalism to its first essential imagination of variousness and possibility, which implies the awareness of complexity and difficulty.
This willingness to show how the stage and social history diverge as well as converge represents Neely at her best; throughout the book she insists on the complexity of the relationship between theatre and culture, refusing to subordinate the variousness of different plays to received critical narratives.
It is hard not to read her book from cover-to-cover without coming away with a passionate sense of the injustice done to Woolf by her omission from the modernist pantheon of celebrated short fiction writers, as well as for the variousness and flexibility Woolf discovered in a genre which, perhaps paradoxically, made her hard to pin-down as an innovator of the art.
Rather than acknowledging that the autobiography elevated the individual in a way that might be thought problematic in America, this criticism has tended to deny that any individual is elevated--that the variousness of individual autobiographies presents a perfect community of inter-related experiences.
Balkanization) and to the chauvinistic discourse that divides the variousness of the world into clashing civilizational spaces, it would be necessary 1) to restructure traditional humanities departments in such as way as to dissolve the borders that arbitrarily separate the jurisdictional spaces of literature, philosophy, the arts, music, film, and history and thus to encourage contrapuntal collaboration.
Deconstruction contends that we will always mean other than what we mean: variousness of meaning amounts to variance of meaning.
War and Peace strives for a total picture and makes a total demand on our senses at their sharpest, broadly confirming Lionel Trilling's observation that "literature is the human activity that takes the fullest and most precise account of variousness, possibility, complexity, and difficulty.
Inconsistencies arise from the variousness of its medieval and Renaissance sources; from discrepancies between printed versions of Shakespeare's drama; and from a host of unresolved thematic and psychological problems, such as the famous question of why the Prince delays his revenge.
To hear the world in all its variousness and to leave it exactly where it is, each thing in its place.
Trilling was intent upon defending the activity of literature--writing it, reading it, discussing it--against an assortment of simplifiers, because, as he said in the Preface to The Liberal Imagination (1950), "literature is the human activity that takes the fullest and most precise account of the variousness, possibility, complexity and difficulty" of experience.
In his preface to The Liberal Imagination, Lionel Trilling wanted to "recall liberalism to its first essential imagination of variousness and possibility, which implies the awareness of complexity and difficulty.