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Leavis, Q. D. (Queenie Dorothy)

Overview
Works: 75 works in 485 publications in 3 languages and 7,181 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Romance fiction  Bildungsromans  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Novels  Domestic fiction  Juvenile works  History  Biography  Graphic novels 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Publisher
Classifications: PR4167, 823.8
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Q. D Leavis
Dickens, the novelist by F. R Leavis( Book )

27 editions published between 1970 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fiction and the reading public by Q. D Leavis( Book )

101 editions published between 1932 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected essays by Q. D Leavis( Book )

20 editions published between 1985 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 869 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lectures in America by F. R Leavis( Book )

15 editions published in 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 695 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
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë( Book )

73 editions published between 1847 and 1988 in 3 languages and held by 563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Despite her plainness, Jane captures the heart of her enigmatic employer, Edward Rochester, but soon discovers he has a secret that could jeopardize any hope of happiness between them
Silas Marner : the weaver of Raveloe by George Eliot( Book )

45 editions published between 1861 and 2003 in English and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The tale of an embittered, miserly, reclusive weaver whose spirit is redeemed while providing paternal care to a foundling child
Dickens the novelist by F. R Leavis( Book )

56 editions published between 1970 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

F.R. Leavis : a literary biography by G Singh( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"F.R. Leavis (1895-1978), English literary critic, educationalist and thinker, possessed one of the most formidable, incisive and challenging minds of his age. His influence on the critical tradition has been enormous: in works such as New Bearings on English Poetry, Culture and Environment, The Great Tradition and The Common Pursuit, along with the quarterly journal Scrutiny, which he founded and edited, he fought against literary dilettantism and set new standards for criticism." "Leavis was no stranger to controversy: although he had no personal animus against those whose work he analysed, the forthrightness of his approach could not help but stir up debate, often heated, This occurred most famously in his criticism of C.P. Snow's 'Two Cultures', which sparked a controversy that had nationwide repercussions and even reached Europe and the USA." "For Leavis, literature was a criticism of life - the most effective way of training intelligence and sensibility - and he emphasised literature as a discipline of thought, as a vitalising force. Behind his authoritative critiques lie both a preoccupation with artistic values and a moral concern of the most profound and complex kind. His writings amount to a reinterpretation not only of English literature, but of the criteria and ethos implicit in the business of literary criticism itself."--Jacket
Collected essays by Q. D Leavis( Book )

11 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected essays by Q. D Leavis( Book )

17 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected essays by Q. D Leavis( Book )

15 editions published in 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The American novel and reflections on the European novel by Q. D Leavis( Book )

5 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Englishness of the English novel by Q. D Leavis( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miss Marjoribanks by Oliphant( Book )

5 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Lucilla Marjoribanks is determined to look after her widowed father and become 'the sunshine of his life' whether he likes it or not. Once installed back at home and presiding over her father's drawing room, she launches herself into Carlingford society, aiming to raise the tone with her select evening parties. Lucilla is optimistic, resourceful, and completely without self-doubt, but will her indomitable nature diminish her marriage prospects? Will she marry the wrong man to save herself from eternal spinsterhood? With its superbly flawed heroine, Miss Marjoribanks (1866) is a wonderfully comic depiction of the conventions and proprieties that rule a vacuous society."--Back cover
Lectures in America by F. R Leavis( Book )

1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

F.R. Leavis : a literary biography : with Q.D. Leavis' "memoir" of F.R. Leavis by G Singh( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected essays by Q. D Leavis( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autobiography and letters of Mrs. Margaret Oliphant by Oliphant( Book )

5 editions published between 1974 and 1988 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected essays by Q. D Leavis( Book )

in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collected essays (Leavis, Q.D.) by Q. D Leavis( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Leavis, Q. D.

Leavis, Q. D. 1906-1981

Leavis, Queenie Dorothy

Leavis, Queenie Dorothy 1906-1981

Q. D. Leavis britische Literaturwissenschaftlerin

Q. D. Leavis Brits literatuurcritica (1906-1981)

Q. D. Leavis crítica literaria británica

Q. D. Leavis critique littéraire

Q.D.リービス

Queenie Dorothy Leavis

Roth, Quennie Dorothy 1906-1981

Куини Дороти Ливис британский литературный критик

奎尼·多蘿西·利維斯

Languages
English (416)

Italian (2)

Catalan (1)