Leavis, F(rank) R(aymond)

Leavis, F(rank) R(aymond)
born July 14, 1895, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, Eng.
died April 14, 1978, Cambridge

British literary critic.

He attended and later taught at Cambridge University. He brought a new seriousness to criticism, believing that the critic's duty is to assess works according to the author's moral position. He cofounded Scrutiny, a journal (published 1932–53) often regarded as his greatest contribution to English letters. His books include New Bearings in English Poetry (1932) and The Great Tradition (1948), in which he reassessed the English novel.

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