Filosofia dell’individuo e romanzo moderno. Lionel Trilling tra critica letteraria e storia delle idee
The novelist, literary and cultural critic and historian of ideas Lionel Trilling (1905-1975) was one of the most important figures on the twentieth-century American literary scene. The leading light of the so-called New York Intellectuals, he left a distinctive imprint on the progressive imagination, contributing to the cultural elaboration of some of the most significant moments in American political and intellectual history. For the first time, Philosophy of the Individual and the Modern Novel offers the Italian public an overall portrait of Trilling, guiding the reader through the plurality of reference contexts to discover the originality of his thought.
Raffaele Ariano is a researcher at the Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele in Milan where he teaches History of Contemporary Philosophy. His interests involve the fields of cultural philosophy, film aesthetics and literary theory. He is a member of CRISI (Centre of Interdisciplinary Research in the History of Ideas). He has published Morte dell’uomo e fine del soggetto. Indagine sulla filosofia di Michel Foucault (Soveria Mannelli 2014).