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Scrutiny: A Quarterly Review
vol. 19 1952-53

Volume 19. 1952–53


John Peter, F. R. Leavis, F. N. Lees, D. A. Traversi, Robin Mayhead, John Farrelly, D. F. Pocock, R. G. Cox, Marius Bewley, Henri Fluchère, J. C. F. Littlewood, Harold Wendell Smith, G. H. Bantock, D. J. Enright, T. W. Craik, F. W. Bateson
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  • Date Published: July 2008
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521068192

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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: 9780521068192
    • length: 348 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 148 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.3kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 19 No. 1 October, 1952
    Reflections on the Milton Controversy John Peter
    The Novel as Dramatic Poem (VII) F. R. Leavis
    Graham Greene: A Comment F. N. Lees
    'King Lear' (I) D. A. Traversi
    Comments and Reviews
    American Criticism: The Fields of Light by Reuben Arthur Brower, Modern Poetry and the Tradition by Cleanth Brookes, The Permanence of Yeats, Selected Criticism edited by James Hall and Martin Steinmann, Critiques and Essays on Modern Fiction, 1920–51 selected by John W. Aldridge, Gertrude Stein: a Biography of her Work by Donald Sutherland, reviewed by Robin Mayhead
    Emily Dickinson: Emily Dickinson by Richard Chase, reviewed by John Farrelly
    Social Anthropology: Structure and Function in Primitive Society by A. R. Radcliffe-Browne, and Social Anthropology by E. E. Evans-Pritchard, reviewed by D. F. Pocock
    Volume 18 No. 2 Winter, 1952-3: The New Scholarship? R. G. Cox
    Reality and Sincerity: Notes in the Analysis of Poetry F. R. Leavis
    Revaluations (XVI): James Fenimore Cooper Marius Bewley
    'King Lear' (II) D. A. Traversi
    Comments and Reviews
    Dylan Thomas: Collected Poems, 1934–1952 by Dylan Thomas, reviewed by Robin Mayhead
    French Poetry: The Poetry of France, an Anthology by Alan M. Boase, reviewed by Henri Fluchère
    Great Sidney and Great Shakespeare: Poets on Fortune's Hill: Studies in Sidney, Shakespeare, Beaumont and Fletcher by John F. Danby, reviewed by J. C. F. Littlewood
    Volume 19 No. 3 Spring, 1953: The Responsible Critic: or The Function of Criticism at Any Time F. R. Leavis
    Cowley, Marvell and the Second Temple Harold Wendell Smith
    'King Lear' (III) D. A. Traversi
    Comments and Reviews
    The Cult of Benjamin Britten: Benjamin Britten edited by Donald Mitchell and Hans Keller, reviewed by Robin Mayhead
    A New Journal of Education: British Journal of Educational Studies, Vol. I, reviewed by G. H. Bantock
    Lives and Letters: Some Recent German Studies, reviewed by D. J. Enright
    Volume 19 No. 4 October, 1953: Valedictory
    Crawshaw and 'The Weeper' John Peter
    'The Captain's Doll' F. R. Leavis
    'Much Ado About Nothing' T. W. Craik
    Correspondence: 'The Responsible Critic', from F. W. Bateson
    Reply F. R. Leavis
    Letter from Geoffrey Walton
    Comments and Reviews
    Shakespeare Criticism: Shakespeare by Henri Fluchère and The Shakespearean Tempest by G. Wilson Knight, reviewed by R. G. Cox
    Joyce-Eliot-Tradition: The Anathemata by David Jones, reviewed by J. C. F. Littlewood.

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    F. R. Leavis


    John Peter, F. R. Leavis, F. N. Lees, D. A. Traversi, Robin Mayhead, John Farrelly, D. F. Pocock, R. G. Cox, Marius Bewley, Henri Fluchère, J. C. F. Littlewood, Harold Wendell Smith, G. H. Bantock, D. J. Enright, T. W. Craik, F. W. Bateson

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