F. R. Leavis

F. R. Leavis was a prominent 20th-century British literary critic. His work focused on the critical evaluation of literature, and he is known for his influential views on the importance of traditional literary values and the role of literature in society. Leavis championed the works of authors such as Jane Austen, George Eliot, Henry James, and T.S. Eliot, and he was a key figure in the development of English literary studies as an academic discipline.


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  1. 1. Scrutiny

    "Scrutiny" is a collection of critical essays that analyze various aspects of literature, culture, and society. The author employs a rigorous and scholarly approach, providing in-depth analyses of numerous works of literature, while also examining the role of literary criticism and its impact on culture. The book is a reflection of the author's belief in the importance of literature and its ability to shape and influence society. The author's sharp insights and thought-provoking commentary make this book a significant contribution to the field of literary criticism.

  2. 2. The Great Tradition

    "The Great Tradition" is a critical analysis of the English novel, focusing on the works of authors such as Jane Austen, George Eliot, Henry James, and Joseph Conrad. The book argues that these authors represent the pinnacle of the English novel tradition, as they all share a moral seriousness and a deep concern with the complexities of life and character. The book is renowned for its rigorous and highly subjective criticism, which has shaped literary studies and continues to influence the way we read and evaluate novels.