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F. R. Leavis

(1895—1978) literary critic

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Leavis, F. R.

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of British Literature

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2006
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The literary critic F. R. Leavis (1895–1978) is difficult to describe and assess fairly. He wrote a number ...

Leavis, F. R.

Leavis, F. R. (1895–1978)   Reference library

Paul Schlicke

Oxford Reader's Companion to Dickens

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2011
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Literature, Literary studies (19th century)
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In The Great Tradition: George Eliot, Henry James, Joseph Conrad (1948), Leavis dismissed Dickens as ‘a great entertainer’, ...

Leavis, F. R.

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World Encyclopedia

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2004
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Encyclopedias
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His works of criticism include The Great Tradition (1948), The Common Pursuit (1952), and D.H. Lawrence, ...

Leavis, F. R.

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The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-Century Literature in English

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2005

(1895–1978), ...

British literary critic, born in Cambridge, where he was educated at Emmanuel College, gaining his doctorate in ...

Leavis, F(rank) R(aymond)

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Who's Who in the Twentieth Century

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2003
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British literary critic and university teacher. He was made a CH in 1978. ... Leavis was educated at Cambridge, first at the Perse School and then at Emmanuel College, where he ... More

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