Trolloping through Modern Life


Adam Gopnik on Anthony Trollope and his relevance to modern life:

Trollope, quite uncynically, understands both what’s necessary to make the world go round and which way the world ought to be made to turn. The Palliser books have a complicated politics. Trollope is a reformer, at times a radical, who also knows that radical reform made without some kind of social consensus is dangerous.

Lyz's writing has been published in the New York Times Motherlode, Jezebel, Aeon, Pacific Standard, and others. Her book on midwestern churches is forthcoming from Indiana University Press. She has her MFA from Lesley and skulks about on Twitter @lyzl. Lyz is a member of The Rumpus Advisory Board and a full-time staff writer for the Columbia Journalism Review. More from this author →