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Description

‘informative, succint, circumspect; an exacting introduction to Leavis as an incisive master critic. Ideal for today’s students and general readers’ – Chris Terry, Times Higher Education

F.R. Leavis is a landmark figure in twentieth-century literary criticism and theory. His outspoken and confrontational work has often divided opinion and continues to generate interest as students and critics revisit his highly influential texts.

Looking closely at a representative selection of Leavis’s work, Richard Storer outlines his thinking on key topics such as:

  • literary theory, ‘criticism’ and culture
  • canon formation
  • modernism
  • close reading
  • higher education.

Exploring the responses and engaging with the controversies generated by Leavis’s work, this clear, authoritative guide highlights how Leavis remains of critical significance to twenty-first-century study of literature and culture.

Reviews

‘informative, succint, circumspect; an exacting introduction to Leavis as an incisive master critic. Ideal for today’s students and general readers’ – Chris Terry, Times Higher Education

Contents

Why Leavis? Key Ideas 1. ‘What is Leavis?’ 2. Literary Criticism, Theory and Philosophy 3. Culture 4. New Bearings 5. Great Traditions 6. Close Reading 7. English, Education and the University 8. ‘Life’. After Leavis. Further Reading

Author Bio

Richard Storer is Associate Principal Lecturer and Director of BA Programmes in English at Leeds Trinity and All Saints, an accredited college of the University of Leeds. His publications include F. R. Leavis: Essays and Documents (co-edited with Ian MacKillop, 1995).

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Categories: Literary/Critical Theory, Literature & Culture, Cultural Theory