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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F. R. Leavis: a revaluation

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Leavis is sometimes seen as having contributed to the mythos of Merrie England with his notion of the organic communityby which he seems to have meant a community with a deeply rooted and locally self-sufficient culture that he claimed to have existed in the villages of 17th and 18th century England and which was destroyed by the machine and mass culture introduced reavluation the industrial revolution.


Fair wear to dust jacket with tears, nicks and creases to the spine, edges and corners. Ships same or next business day! Leavis presents in The Living Principle perhaps brings to an end the lengthy history of his increasingly ambivalent response to T.

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

Out-of-print and antiquarian booksellers since His father, Harry Leavis, a cultured man, ran a shop in Cambridge which sold pianos and other musical instruments, [1] and his son was to retain a respect for him throughout his life.

Steve Mclellan rated it liked it Jan 18, Sign In Register Help Cart. Here he was concerned primarily with reexamining poetry from the seventeenth to twentieth centuries, and this was accomplished under the strong influence of T. Slight browning to dust wrapper which has some significant chips and tears.

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Karl Hickey revalkation it it was ok Jan 08, His criticism of John Miltonon the other hand, had no great impact on Milton’s popular esteem. David added it Nov 12, In her novel PossessionA. In his autobiography The Fry ChroniclesStephen Fry described Leavis as a sanctimonious prick of only parochial significance and said that Leavis had an intense suspicious propensity to explode in wrath and anathematize anyone who dared disagree with him.

Hereafter his original acclaim of Eliot increaSingly gives way to a dissenting appraisal. Debra rated it it was amazing Oct 05, Views Read Edit View history.

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Nirupam added it Sep 11, He then turned his attention to fiction and the novel, producing The Great Tradition and D. Debleena rated it it was amazing Jun 27, Text is clear throughout. Lawrence; he pre-eminently has stood for the spirit in these brutal and discouraging years. One or two minor foxing marks revaluatoin pages.