Tue, 27 March 2018
This week we're talking about Allen Ginsberg and Diana Trilling. Specifically, we're talking about an essay Diana Trilling wrote for The Partisan Review about attending an Allen Ginsberg reading at Columbia University in 1959, one which her husband--famous literary critic Lionel Trilling--chose to skip, despite being Ginsberg's former teacher. We try to parse Diana Trilling's attitude toward the reading, which seems to be simultaneously salty and tender.
You can read Diana's essay, and peruse all of The Partisan Review's archives, via Boston University.
We also talk about lots of other 1959 goings-on, including monkeys in space!