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Scrutiny: A Quarterly Review
vol. 13 1945-46

Volume 13. 1945–46


A.J. Woolford, D.J. Enright, L.C. Knights, F.R. Leavis, Denys Thompson, H.A. Mason, Reuben A. Brower, W. Schenk, R.G. Lienhardt, A.I. Doyle, A.J. Woolford, W.H. Mellers, Martin Turnell, James Smith, T.R. Barnes
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  • Date Published: July 2008
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521067973

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  • Scrutiny was first issued quarterly from Cambridge between 1932 and 1953, the principal editor throughout being Dr Leavis. It is now recognized as a formative influence on English intellectual and cultural life worthy to rank with the great reviews of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. This reissue is of the 1963 combined set, including a final volume containing an important Retrospect by Dr Leavis and a substantial analytical index. Scrutiny offers an almost complete critical history of English literature from Chaucer to the mid-twentieth century. Medieval literature, Shakespeare, the seventeenth-century poets, Pope, Dryden, Johnson, the great romantics, the Victorians, and nearly all the important modern writers are seriously examined. Many of the articles have become classics, and resulted in revisions of previously accepted views. An important feature of Scrutiny, still of great interest, is the book review section, where many of the important books of the time, and some of the pretentious ones too, were reviewed as they appeared.

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    • Date Published: July 2008
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521067973
    • length: 332 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 148 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.3kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 13 No. 1 Spring, 1945
    The Interpretation of History A.J. Woolford
    Goethe's 'Faust' and the Written Word (I) The First Part D.J. Enright
    On the Social Background of Metaphysical Poetry L.C. Knights
    'Thought' and Emotional Quality: Notes in the Analysis of Poetry F.R. Leavis
    Comments and Reviews
    Hail Butler!, Willingly to School, reviewed by Denys Thompson
    Sociology and Literature, The Sociology of Literary Taste and English Social History, reviewed by F.R. Leavis
    Volume 13 No. 2 September, 1945
    Existentialism and Literature: A Letter from Switzerland H.A. Mason
    The Controlling Hand: Jane Austen and Pride and Prejudice Reuben A. Brower
    Correspondence: Rilke, George and 'Re-integration W. Schenk and D.J. Enright
    Imagery and Movement: Notes in the Analysis of Poetry F.R. Leavis
    Comments and Reviews
    Cobbet as a Classic, The Opinions of William Cobbet, reviewed by L.C. Knights
    Auden's Inverted Development, For the Time Being, reviewed by R.G. Lienhardt
    Contemporary Verse, reviews by A.I. Doyle
    Non Sequitur, A Planned Economy, review by A.J. Woolford
    A Debussy Recording, review by W.H. Mellers
    Tippet, Concerto for double string orchestra, note by W.H. Mellers
    Volume 13 No. 3 Autumn-Winter, 1945: The Dark Ages: Culture and the Oratorio W.H. Mellers
    Revaluations (XV): George Eliot (I) F.R. Leavis
    Goethe's 'Faust' and the Written Word: (II) A Chapter of Accidents D.J. Enright
    Flaubert (I) Martin Turnell
    Comments and Reviews
    Reform is Altogether? Fifty-five Years at Oxford, reviewed by H.A. Mason
    From Playground to Grace, The Unquiet Grave and The Condemned Playground, reviewed by R.G. Lienhardt
    The Grammar Schools, The Boy's Grammar School, reviewed by Denys Thompson
    Symbolism and Apocalypse, Hölderlin's Symbolism, reviewed by D.J. Enright
    Music, reviews by W.H. Mellers
    British Council Recordings, reviews by W.H. Mellers
    Volume 13 No. 4 Spring, 1946
    'Much Ado About Nothing' James Smith
    Revaluations (XV): George Eliot (II) F.R. Leavis
    Flaubert (Concluded) Martin Turnell
    Goethe's 'Faust' and the Written Word: (III) The Second Part D.J. Enright
    Comments and Reviews
    A Partial Convert? The Yogi and the Commissar, reviewed by H.A. Mason
    Aragon: Capitulation or Resistance? Reviews by A.I. Doyle
    Calderon and the Morality, The Allegorical Drama of Calderón, reviewed by James Smith
    Critical Essays by George Orwell, reviewed by T.R. Barnes.

  • Editor

    F. R. Leavis


    A.J. Woolford, D.J. Enright, L.C. Knights, F.R. Leavis, Denys Thompson, H.A. Mason, Reuben A. Brower, W. Schenk, R.G. Lienhardt, A.I. Doyle, A.J. Woolford, W.H. Mellers, Martin Turnell, James Smith, T.R. Barnes

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