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Leavis, F. R. (Frank Raymond) 1895-1978

Overview
Works: 441 works in 2,380 publications in 5 languages and 44,790 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Essays  Literary criticism  Biographies  Poetry  Literature  Biography  Personal correspondence 
Subject Headings: Critics 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Compiler, Contributor, Other, Creator, wpr, Redactor, Author of afterword, colophon, etc.
Classifications: PR6023.A93, 820.9
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Most widely held works by F. R Leavis
The great tradition : George Eliot, Henry James, Joseph Conrad by F. R Leavis( Book )

209 editions published between 1900 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Eliot - Henry James - Joseph Conrad - Charles Dickens: Hard times
D.H. Lawrence, novelist by F. R Leavis( Book )

162 editions published between 1947 and 1996 in 4 languages and held by 2,405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New bearings in English poetry : a study of the contemporary situation by F. R Leavis( Book )

139 editions published between 1932 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"F.R. Leavis believed passionately in the importance of 'living literature', of relating poetry to contemporary human experience. He interpreted T.S. Eliot's poetic impact in the 1920s as the start of a new age in which the 'other-worldly' Romantic conventions of Victorian poetry wewre collapsing. But recognition of such a significant moment in literary history is not Leavis's sole achievement in 'New bearings in English poetry'. His appraisal of Eliot's strong intelligence, the subtlety and sensibility of Ezra Pound and Hopkins's technical innovation, still serves as an informative and cogently written introduction to these poets." --
Revaluation; tradition & development in English poetry by F. R Leavis( Book )

153 editions published between 1936 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 2,108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A scrutiny of verse from Donne to Keats, showing "the main lines of development in the English tradition ... the essential structure."
Swift : a collection of critical essays by Ernest Lee Tuveson( Book )

1 edition published in 1964 in English and held by 2,107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twentieth century critics have rediscovered in Jonathan Swift an outspoken commentary on the complex and ultimately unsolvable mystery of human nature. The essays collected here document the process of the reversal which has rescued Swift from the disgust and near-hatred of earlier readers. Several paths to re-evaluation are followed by these critics. Through careful research they uncover the facts of Swift's political and social involvement and his part in the philosophical battles of his age. Their efforts reveal and artist who transcended the ordinary, who recast the moral climate of an age into the allegorical voyages of Lemuel Gulliver. The second part is an analysis of Swift's method. A third approach considers each part of Swift's masterpiece in the context of the whole oeuvre and the whole man. Is Gulliver Swift? Do the Yahoos really represent mankind? Is Houyhnhnmland really the perfect society? The critical reinstatement of a great author is a dramatic process and one that illuminates modern criticism at its creative best. -- From publisher's description
The common pursuit by F. R Leavis( Book )

128 editions published between 1952 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 2,023 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This edition first published in 2008
Dickens, the novelist by F. R Leavis( Book )

87 editions published between 1970 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two cultures? : the significance of C.P. Snow by F. R Leavis( )

39 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in English and held by 1,508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this first annotated edition of F. R. Leavis' famous critique of C. P. Snow's influential argument about 'the two cultures', Stefan Collini reappraises both its literary tactics and its purpose as cultural criticism. The edition will enable new generations of readers to understand what was at stake in the dispute and to appreciate the enduring relevance of Leavis's attack on the goal of economic growth. In his comprehensive introduction Collini situates Leavis's critique within the wider context of debates about 'modernity' and 'prosperity', not just the 'two cultures' of literature and science. Collini emphasizes the difficulties faced by the cultural critic in challenging widely-held views and offers an illuminating analysis of Leavis's style. The edition provides full notes to references and allusions in Leavis's texts." --Descripción del editor
The living principle : English as a discipline of thought by F. R Leavis( Book )

30 editions published between 1975 and 1998 in English and held by 1,052 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leavis's central preoccupation here is the nature of thought and language, and the way in which thoughts are expressed in language. His supple and vigorous analysis of T.S. Eliot's "Four Quartets" is considered by many the most valuable part of the book
Anna Karenina, and other essays by F. R Leavis( Book )

35 editions published between 1967 and 1973 in English and Italian and held by 1,028 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thought, words and creativity : art and thought in Lawrence by F. R Leavis( Book )

20 editions published between 1956 and 1976 in English and held by 958 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kritische analyse van vier prozawerken van de Engelse auteur D.H. Lawrence (1885-1930)
F.R. Leavis : essays and documents by I. D MacKillop( )

13 editions published between 1966 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 898 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of studies on one of the best known and most important British literary critics of the twentieth century. The book is divided into four sections: documentary analysis of Leavis's practice as a teacher, drawing on seminar notes, lecture handouts, reading lists and other material; new bibliographical data, including a detailed account of Leavis's project to turn Daniel Deronda into a new novel called Gwendolen Harleth; critical essays on Leavis's thought; and memoirs of different phases in Leavis's career, from the 1930s to the 1960s. The volume also includes an up-to-date Reader's
Education & the university : a sketch for an "English school" by F. R Leavis( Book )

72 editions published between 1943 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 775 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book deals with the problem of humane education in a world where the demand for specialists and specialist training makes itself felt increasingly and irresistibly, while the need - which certainly doesn't diminish - for the central educated mind becomes both harder to meet and harder to get duly attended to. It is pre-eminently, Dr. Leavis argues, the function of the universities to tackle this problem, and he makes suggestions for an "English School" in which the requisite liberal training, designed to bring various disciplines and various fields of study into relation without promotng superficiality, might be experimentally worked out."
The critic as anti-philosopher : essays & papers by F. R Leavis( Book )

21 editions published between 1982 and 1998 in English and held by 774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nor shall my sword; discourses on pluralism, compassion and social hope by F. R Leavis( Book )

12 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of lectures given by influential British literary critic Frank Raymond Leavis
Culture and environment : the training of critical awareness by F. R Leavis( Book )

59 editions published between 1933 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is an examination of the different factors which affect the 'taste' and interests of the ordinary individual of to-day, a candid analysis of the various influences which Advertising, the FIlms, and the Popular Press bring to bear, and a vigorous attempt to point the way to a more direct, sensitive and unprejudiced approach to literature and the arts in general
Lectures in America by F. R Leavis( Book )

16 editions published in 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For many centuries, the world of Islam was in the forefront of human achievement - the foremost military and economic power in the world, the leader in the arts and sciences of civilization. Christian Europe, a remote land beyond its northwestern frontier, was seen as an outer darkness of barbarism and unbelief from which there was nothing to learn or to fear. And then everything changed, as the previously despised West won victory after victory, first on the battlefield and in the marketplace, then in almost every aspect of public and even private life." "In this volume, Bernard Lewis examines the anguished reaction of the Islamic world as it tried to understand why things had changed, how they had been overtaken, overshadowed, and to an increasing extent dominated by the West. Lewis provides a fascinating portrait of a culture in turmoil. He shows how the Middle East turned its attention to understanding European weaponry and military tactics, commerce and industry, government and diplomacy, education and culture. He describes how some Middle Easterners fastened blame on a series of scapegoats, both external and internal, while others asked, not "who did this to us?" but rather "where did we go wrong?" and, as a natural consequence, "how do we put it right?" Lewis highlights the striking differences between the Western and Middle Eastern cultures from the eighteenth to the twentieth centuries with thought-provoking comparisons of such things as Christianity and Islam, music and the arts, the position of women, secularism and the civil society, the clock and the calendar."--BOOK JACKET
Valuation in criticism and other essays by F. R Leavis( Book )

14 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verzameling literaire kritieken van de Britse essayist (1895-1978)
English literature in our time & the university by F. R Leavis( Book )

24 editions published between 1967 and 1979 in English and held by 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two cultures? The significance of C.P. Snow. Being the Richmond lecture, 1962. With a new pref. for the American reader. And an essay on Sir Charles Snow's Rede lecture by F. R Leavis( Book )

2 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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F.R. Leavis : essays and documents
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D.H. Lawrence, novelistNew bearings in English poetry : a study of the contemporary situationRevaluation; tradition & development in English poetryThe common pursuitDickens, the novelistThe living principle : English as a discipline of thoughtF.R. Leavis : essays and documentsEducation & the university : a sketch for an "English school"
Alternative Names
F.R. Leavis brittisk litteraturkritiker

F・R・リーヴィス

F·R·利维斯

Frank Leavis Brits ambulanceverpleegkundige (1895-1978)

Frank Raymond Leavis britischer Literaturkritiker

Frank Raymond Leavis critico letterario e insegnante inglese

Frank Raymond Leavis crítico literario británico

Leavis, F. 1895-1978

Leavis F.R.

Leavis, F. R. 1895-

Leavis, F.R. 1895-1978

Leavis, F. R. (Frank Raymond), 1895-

Leavis, Frank

Leavis Frank Raymond

Leavis, Frank Raymond 1895-1978

Libiseu, Peuraengkeu Leimeondeu

Фрэнк Рэймонд Ливис британский литературный критик

פרנק ריימונד ליוויס

פרנק ריימונד ליוויס סופר בריטי

فرانك ريموند ليفيز

리비스, F. R. 1895-1978

리비스, 프랭크 레이먼드 1895-1978

リーヴィス, F. R.

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