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Quotation by Lionel Trilling
A primary function of art and thought is to liberate the individual from the tyranny of his culture in the environmental sense and to permit him to stand beyond it in an autonomy of perception and judgment.
Lionel Trilling (1905–1975), U.S. critic. Beyond Culture, preface (1965).
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