Leavis, F.R. (Frank Raymond), 1895-1978

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Frank Raymond Leavis was a literary critic, educator, and author. He was born in Cambridge, educated at Cambridge University, and later taught there. He is chiefly remembered as an influential but controversial literary critic, who argued for the importance of literature, and approached criticism with standards of intelligence and morality. Many of his books grew from essays published in the journal Scrutiny, which he co-founded with his wife, critic Q.D. Leavis. His private life was often unsettled, and although he taught off and on at Cambridge for some thirty-seven years he was never made professor. His literary and critical theories have influenced a generation of writers.

From the description of Introduction, for MacDonald edition of Dombey & Son, 1964. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 60677984

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creatorOf Leavis, F. R. (Frank Raymond), 1895-1978. Introduction to Daniel Deronda : manuscript, [1961] Houghton Library
referencedIn B.S. Johnson Archive, 1933-2004 British Library: Western Manuscripts
referencedIn Winters, Yvor, 1900-1968. Yvor Winters and Janet Lewis papers, 1906-1982. Stanford University. Department of Special Collections and University Archives
referencedIn Brower, Reuben Arthur, 1908-1975. Papers of Reuben A. Brower, 1951-1977 (inclusive). Harvard University, Archives
creatorOf Pound, Ezra, 1885-1972. Ezra Pound Collection, 1905-1975, (bulk 1930-1960). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Fuller, Roy, 1912-1991. Roy Fuller manuscripts, 1965-1969. Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
referencedIn Dan Jacobson Papers TXRC93-A3., 1941-92 Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Leavis, F. R. (Frank Raymond), 1895-1978. Scrutiny : a retrospect, typescript, 1962. Houghton Library
creatorOf Leavis, F. R. (Frank Raymond), 1895-1978. Two cultures? : the significance of C. P. Snow : manuscript, 1962. Houghton Library
creatorOf Leavis, F. R. (Frank Raymond), 1895-1978. Introduction, for MacDonald edition of Dombey & Son, 1964. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Leavis, F. R. (Frank Raymond), 1895-. Letter, 1936 Feb. 17, Cambridge, to [Richard] Eberhart. Dartmouth College Library
referencedIn Podhoretz, Norman. Papers, 1951-1982. Library of Congress
referencedIn Spender, Stephen, 1909-1995. Letter to Anthony Cronin. [London, Eng.]. 1955 Nov. 29. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn William Empson papers, 1811-1996 (inclusive), 1911-1984 (bulk). Houghton Library
referencedIn New Directions Publishing Corp. records, 1932-2005 Houghton Library
creatorOf Greenberg, Clement, 1909-1994. Clement Greenberg papers, 1937-1984. Archives of American Art
creatorOf Greenberg, Clement, 1909-1994. Clement Greenberg papers, 1937-1984. Archives of American Art
creatorOf Leavis, F. R. (Frank Raymond), 1895-1978. Scrutiny : a retrospect, manuscript, 1962. Houghton Library
creatorOf Leavis, F. R. (Frank Raymond), 1895-. Letter, 1947 Oct. 18 [or 10?] Cambridge, England to [Leo] Kirschbaum [Detroit?] University of Michigan
creatorOf Kirschbaum, Leo, 1907-1962. Correspondence, 1942-1957. University of Michigan
creatorOf Jacobson, Dan. Papers, 1941-1994. Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Podhoretz, Norman. Norman Podhoretz papers, 1951-1982. Library of Congress
creatorOf Finlay, Ian Hamilton,. Ian Hamilton Finlay correspondence, 1962-1969. G-L. The Sage Colleges Libraries
referencedIn Ezra Pound Collection TXRC98-A12., 1905-1975, bulk 1930-1960 Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Sitwell, Edith, 1887-1964. Letters, 1917-1960. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Autograph File, L, 1641-1976. Houghton Library
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associatedWith Brower, Reuben Arthur, 1908-1975. person
associatedWith Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870. person
associatedWith Eberhart, Richard, 1904-2005. person
associatedWith Eliot, George, 1819-1880. person
correspondedWith Empson, William, 1906-1984 person
associatedWith Fuller, Roy, 1912-1991. person
associatedWith Greenberg, Clement, 1909-1994. person
associatedWith Jacobson, Dan person
associatedWith Jacobson, Dan. person
correspondedWith Johnson, Bryan Stanley William, 1933-1973 person
associatedWith Kirschbaum, Leo, 1907-1962. person
associatedWith New Directions Publishing Corp. corporateBody
associatedWith Podhoretz, Norman. person
associatedWith Pound, Ezra, 1885-1972 person
associatedWith Sitwell, Edith, 1887-1964. person
associatedWith Snow, C. P. (Charles Percy), 1905-1980. person
associatedWith Spender, Stephen, 1909-1995. person
associatedWith Winters, Yvor, 1900-1968. person
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Critics--20th century--Manuscripts
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Birth 1895-07-14

Death 1978-04-14

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