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Scrutiny: A Quarterly Review

Volume 10. 1941–42


H.B Parkes, W.H. Mellers, F.R. Leavis, Q.D. Leavis, R.G. Lienhardt, C.E. Lucas, D.A. Traversi, Boris Ford, R.G. Cox, R.O.C. Winkler, J.C. Maxwell, Stephen Reiss, L.C. Knights, D.J. Enright, Martin Turnell, R.C. Churchill, T.R. Barnes, Vero Mellers, A.A. Stephenson
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  • Date Published: July 2008
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521067775
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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: 9780521067775
    • length: 412 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 148 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.3kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 10 No. 1 June 1941: Correspondence (re Marxism) H.B Parkes
    Towards a Musical Academy W.H. Mellers
    Revaluations (XIV): Joseph Conrad (I) F.R. Leavis
    Nietzche H.B. Parkes
    A Critical Theory of Jane Austen's Writings Q.D. Leavis
    Comments and Reviews
    BARTÓK ON WAX, Quartet No.2 reviewed by W.H. Mellers
    Louis Macneice, Plant and Phantom reviewed by R.G. Lienhardt
    The Ox in Spain, For Whom the Bell Tolls reviewed by W.H. Mellers
    Science and Society, The Social Relations of Science reviewed by C.E. Lucas
    Volume 10 No. 2 October, 1941: Conservatism and Tradition: Post Obitum - Donald Francis Tovey, Hamilton Harty, Frank Bridge W.H. Mellers
    A Critical Theory of Jane Austen's Writings (II): 'Lady Susan' into 'Mansfield Park,' Q.D. Leavis
    The Development of Modern Italian Poetry (I), D.A. Traversi
    Revaluations (XIV): Joseph Conrad (concluded), F.R Leavis
    Comments and Reviews
    A Plea for the English Ballet, Boris Ford
    The 'Thirties Reply, Folios of New Writing, Spring 1941 reviewed by R.G. Cox
    Crumbs from the Banquet, Points of View by T.S. Eliot, reviewed by R.O.C. Winkley
    Ideals and Illusions by Susan Stebbing, reviewed by J.C. Maxwell
    the Concise 'C.H.E.L.', The Concise Cambridge History of English Literature reviewed by Boris Ford
    Mr Auden's Weltanschauung, New Year Letter reviewed by R.O.C. Winkler
    ABrahms Recording, Trio in A minor for clarinet, 'cello and piano reviewed by W.H. Mellers
    Mr Newton and the Conquest of Appearances, European Painting and Sculpture reviewed by Stephen Reiss
    Volume 10 No. 3 January, 1942: 'First Broadcast Performance,' W.H. Mellers
    The Ambiguity of 'Measure for Measure,' L.C. Knights
    The Greatness of 'Measure for Measure,' F.R. Leavis
    A Note on Literature and the Irish Tradition, D.J. Enright
    The Significance of the 'Princesse de Cleves,' by Martin Turnell
    A Critical Theory of Jane Austen's Writings (II): 'Lady Susan' into 'Mansfield Park' (concluded), Q. D. Leavis
    Comments and Reviews
    After 'To the Lighthouse' Between the Acts reviewed by F.R. Leavis
    A Book on Rilke, Rainer Maria Rilke, reviewed by D. J. Enright
    Dickens as Journalist, The Dickens World, reviewed by R.C. Churchill
    The Starlit Dome, reviewed by T.R. Barnes
    Tippettan Discovery, Fantasy Sonata for Piano, reviewed by W.H. Mellers
    Dvorak Centenary Records, reviews by W.H. Mellers
    Cornish Microcosm, Tudor Cornwall, reviewed by Vero Mellers
    Science and Values, Knowledge for What? and The Scientific Attitude, reviewed by C.E. Lucas
    Editorial Note on Reviewing
    Volume 10 No. 4 April, 1942: After Ten Years: Editorial
    The Significance of 'Cymbeline', A.A. Stephenson, The Criticism of Shakespeare's Late Plays: A Caveat, F.R. Leavis
    Language and Function in American Music, by W.H. Mellers
    Dickens, Drama and Tradition, R.C. Churchill
    Comments and Reviews
    Master of the King's Musick, 1942, W.H.M.
    Poetry and Politics, Life and the Poet, reviewed by L.C. Knights
    A Prescription for the West, The Recovery of the West, reviewed by R.O.C. Winkler
    Modern Verse and the Anthologist, reviews by R.C. Lienhardt
    Recent Political Theory, reviews by J.C. Maxwell
    Academic Scholarship, English and American, reviews by R.G. Cox
    Shchedrin: The Russian Swift, Shchedrin's Fables, reviewed by D.J. Enright
    Gramophone Records, Bloch's Quartet for piano and strings and String Quartet, reviewed by W.H.M.

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    F. R. Leavis


    H.B Parkes, W.H. Mellers, F.R. Leavis, Q.D. Leavis, R.G. Lienhardt, C.E. Lucas, D.A. Traversi, Boris Ford, R.G. Cox, R.O.C. Winkler, J.C. Maxwell, Stephen Reiss, L.C. Knights, D.J. Enright, Martin Turnell, R.C. Churchill, T.R. Barnes, Vero Mellers, A.A. Stephenson

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