F.R. Leavis was the most influential literary critic of the English-speaking world in the midth century, and Revaluation, first published in , is the book that. It is true that many people besides Leavis himself wrote for Scrutiny and that a few of the Scrutiny regulars—D.W. Harding, L.C. Knights, Marius Bewley, and Q.D. I must confess that at one time I had great dislike of Leavis which I expressed in my ironically titled ‘F. R. Leavis: A Revaluation’ (Essays in Criticism,). I.

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Eliotand Revsluation Poundwas an attempt to identify the essential new achievements in modern poetry. None the less, Leavis’s assessment remained generally positive.

We pack and ship with care. The Significance of C. Lawrence and Ezra Poundliterary figures whose reputations he would later contribute to enhancing. And it should by now be impossible to doubt that he is among the greatest poets of the Rebaluation language. He soon founded Scrutinythe critical quarterly that he edited untilusing it as a vehicle for the new Cambridge criticism, upholding rigorous intellectual standards and attacking the dilettante elitism he believed to characterise the Bloomsbury Group.

Lower edges of boards are quite worn. Very good copy in Chipped and Torn dw. Out-of-print and antiquarian booksellers since Beginning, in effect, as a disciple of Eliot’s criticism and as the main advocate of his early poetry, Leavis has been led, with an almost inevitable logic, to a major confrontation with his revaluagion mentor.

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He has been frequently but often erroneously associated with the American school of New Criticsa group which advocated close reading and detailed textual analysis of poetry over, or even instead of, an interest in the mind and personality of the poet, sources, the history of ideas and political and social implications.

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The Leavisites’ downgrading of Hardy may have damaged Leavis’s own authority. Open Preview See a Problem? Snow at Downing College.

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Revaluation: Tradition and Development in English Poetry by F.R. Leavis

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. His wartime experiences had a lasting effect on him, making him prone to insomnia. Trade paperback, olive-green wrappers with white ornate design on front wrapper and spine, lightly browned pages plus catalog, white back wrapper very slightly browned, very tiny nick at spine bottom red edge.


Leavis, died in In the appendix to that book he contends: Norton Library Paperback Very good paperback.

F. R. Leavis: a revaluation

Hard To Find Books. In fair condition, suitable as a study copy. See his article, “Howard Jacobson on being taught by F. One of the century’s great critics, now back in print.

Original gilt lettered red cloth, top edge red spine lightly faded – otherwise VGno dustwrapper. This proved to be a contentious issue in the critical world, as Leavis refused to separate art from life, or the aesthetic or formal from the moral.

Though he had some fluency in foreign languages, Leavis felt that his native language was the only one on which he was able to speak with authority. Jacket is priced clipped and has light tanning, water marks and foxing.

David added it Nov 12, Nihal Vishwanath added it Apr 22, Samll inscription and stain on title page. Many of his finest analyses of poems were reprinted in the late work, The Living Principle.