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Born: 7/21/1905                                                                                         
Birthplace: New York                                                                                     
Died: 10/23/1996                                                                                         
Diana Trilling (July 21, 1905 - October 23, 1996) was an American literary                               
critic and author, one of the New York Intellectuals. She was a member of the New York intellectuals,   
a group of writers and critical thinkers of the 1930s,'40s and '50s. Born Diana Rubin, she               
married the literary and cultural critic Lionel Trilling in 1929,                                       
one of the country's best known and respected thinkers of the 20th century.                             
She was a reviewer for The Nation magazine. Her works include We Must March My                           
Darlings (1977), an essay collection; Mrs. Harris (1981), a study of and                                 
meditation on the trial of Jean Harris; and The Beginning of the Journey (1993),                         
a memoir of her life and marriage to Lionel.                                                             
Until the time of her death, Diana Trilling wrote daily from 9 A.M. to 1 P.M.