Daily Archives: September 21, 2022

Against Vulgarity, After Lionel Trilling

In his seminal essay on Mansfield Park, literary critic Lionel Trilling said the following: “It is beyond human ingenuity to define what we mean by vulgarity, but in Jane Austen’s novels vulgarity has these elements : smallness of mind, insufficiency … Continue reading

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Album Review: The Very Best Of Sting And The Police

The Very Best Of Sting And The Police, by Sting and the Police Some fifteen years or so after the first (and previously reviewed) best-of compilation and less than a decade after the first best-of compilation for Sting (to be … Continue reading

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