The middle of the journey
Published in 1947 as the Cold War was heating up, Trilling's only novel was a prophetic reckoning with the ideological conflicts that would come to a head in the McCarthy era. But this work of complex deliberation, high passion, and tragic import is no less striking for its richly detailed, often slyly humorous picture of the manners and mores of the intelligentsia.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - booksaplenty1949 - LibraryThing
Well-written at the sentence level, of course. Trilling’s characterisation shows you rather than tells you. Some interesting use of flashback at the beginning before it settles into a plodding ... Read full review
THE MIDDLE OF THE JOURNEYUser Review - Kirkus
By a critic, editor, professor of considerable standing, this is a first new of some acumen and almost no physical motion, of considerable conscious intellectual tion but an equal emotional sterility ... Read full review