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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Lawrencebut excluded Thomas Hardy and Charles Dickens.

Despite graduating with first-class honoursLeavis was not seen as a strong candidate for a research fellowship and instead embarked on a PhD, then an unusual career move for an aspiring academic.

Historians of the era have suggested that the idea was based on a misreading of history and that such communities had never existed.

Revaluation: Tradition and Development in English Poetry (Peregrine Books)

Leavis was slow to recover from the war, and he was later to refer to it as “the great hiatus”. Debleena rated it it was amazing Jun 27, After the introduction of conscription inwhen his brother Ralph also joined the FAU, [3] he benefited from the blanket recognition of the members of the Friends’ Ambulance Unit as conscientious objectors.

Built on the Johns Hopkins University Campus. In order to clarify the significance of Leavis’s revaluation, however, it is necessary first to sketch briefly the history of his revalustion attitude towards Eliot’s work.


Gutters a little strained, occasional ink markings to margins or underlining, else fairly tidy. Leavis’s criticism is difficult to directly classify, but it can be grouped into four chronological stages.

InLeavis presented a thesis on The Relationship of Journalism to Literaturewhich “studied the rise and earlier development of the press in England”. Frank Raymond Leavis was born in Cambridge inabout a decade after T.

Pictorial jacket over mauve boards with gilt lettering to spine. Great condition for a used book!


Leavis insisted that valuation was the principal concern of criticism, and that it must ensure that English literature should be a living reality operating as an informing spirit in society, and that criticism should involve the shaping of contemporary sensibility. Eliot’s attitude towards Lawrence revaluaiton a significance in respect of himself that, pondered, entails limiting and qualifying criticism of a kind for which the time is now very decideclly due.

Sujit rated it it was amazing Nov 06, New Bearings in English Poetry was the first major volume of criticism Leavis was to publish, and it provides insight into his own critical positions. Some revalluation on pastedowns and endpapers. Lawrence and Ezra Poundliterary figures whose reputations he would later contribute to enhancing. Former bookseller’s label on front pastedown.

This revsluation has hardback covers. Ex-library, With usual stamps and markings, In fair condition, suitable as a study copy. If revalaution would like to authenticate using a different subscribed institution that supports Shibboleth authentication or have your own login and password to Project MUSE, click ‘Authenticate’.


Many of his finest analyses of poems were reprinted in the late work, The Living Principle. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service! I think it is a pity he became so intemperate in his views and was extravagant in his admirations, revakuation I had, in the earlier stages of the magazine, felt great sympathy for its editor.

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Jennings Peeler marked it as to-read Nov 13, 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.

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When the Four Quartets originally appeared Leavis accorded them the highest possible praise. On his return from the war revaliation Leavis changed his field of study to English and became a pupil in the newly founded English School at Cambridge. Red cloth is faded to edges and a little rubbed. Several words underlined in ink.