Author:Frank Raymond Leavis

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Frank Raymond Leavis
(1895–1978)
An influential British literary critic of the early-to-mid-twentieth century.

Works[edit]

Journals[edit]

Books[edit]

The books listed below include most of Leavis's articles, reviews, introductions and criticism (Source: adapted from Singh,1995)

  • Mass Civilization and Minority Culture, Minority Pamphlet No. 1, Gordon Fraser, The Minority Press: Cambridge, 1930.
  • New Bearings in English Poetry: A Study of the Contemporary Situation, Chatto & Windus: London, 1932.
  • How to Teach Reading: A Primer for Ezra Pound, Gordon Fraser, The Minority Press: Cambridge, 1932.
  • D. H. Lawrence, Gordon Fraser, The Minority Press: Cambridge, 1932. For Continuity, Gordon Fraser, The Minority Press: Cambridge, 1933.
  • Towards Standards of Criticism, selections from The Calendar of Modern Letters, with an Introduction by F. R. Leavis, Lawrence & Wishart: London, 1933.
  • Culture and Environment: The Training of Critical Awareness (with Denys Thompson), Chatto & Windus: London; Oxford University Press: Toronto, 1933.
  • Determinations: Critical Essays, edited with an Introduction by F. R. Leavis, Chatto & Windus: London, 1934.
  • Revaluation: Tradition and Development in English Poetry, Chatto & Windus: London; Macmillan: Toronto, 1936.
  • Education and the University: A Sketch for an English School, Chatto & Windus: London; Macmillan: Toronto, 1943.
  • The Great Tradition: George Eliot, Henry James, Joseph Conrad, Chatto & Windus: London; Clarke Irwin: Toronto, 1948.
  • Mill on Bentham and Coleridge, with an Introduction by F. R. Leavis (pp. 1-38), Chatto & Windus: London, 1950.
  • The Common Pursuit, Chatto & Windus: London; Clarke, Irwin: Toronto, 1952.
  • D. H. Lawrence: Novelist, Chatto & Windus: London; Clarke, Irwin: Toronto, 1955.
  • Two Cultures? The Significance of C. P. Snow, Being the Richmond Lecture, 1962, with an Essay on Sir Charles Snow's Rede Lecture by Michael Yudkin, Chatto & Windus: London; Clarke, Irwin: Toronto, 1962.
  • Scrutiny: A Reprint, 20 volumes, Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, 1963.
  • Anna Karenina and Other Essays, Chatto & Windus: London, 1967.
  • A Selection from Scrutiny, 2 volumes, Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, 1968.
  • English Literature in Our Time and the University, Chatto & Windus: London, 1969.
  • Lectures in America (with Q. D. Leavis), Chatto & Windus: London, 1969.
  • Dickens the Novelist (with Q. D. Leavis), Chatto & Windus: London, 1970.
  • Nor Shall My Sword: Discourses on Pluralism, Compassion and Social Hope, Chatto & Windus: London, 1972.
  • Letters in Criticism, edited with an Introduction by John Tasker, Chatto & Windus: London, 1974.
  • The Living Principle: 'English' as a Discipline of Thought, Chatto & Windus: London, 1975.
  • Towards Standards of Criticism: Selections from The Calendar of Modern Letters, chosen and with a new Introduction by F. R. Leavis, Lawrence & Wishart: London,1976.
  • Thought, Words and Creativity: Art and Thought in Lawrence, Chatto & Windus:London, 1976.
  • The Critic as Anti-Philosopher, edited by G. Singh, Chatto & Windus: London, 1982.
  • Valuation in Criticism and Other Essays, edited by G. Singh, Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, 1986.

About Leavis[edit]

  • Michael Bell, F. R. Leavis (1988)
  • R. P. Bilan, The Literary Criticism of F. R. Leavis (1979)
  • Gary Day, Re-Reading Leavis: Culture and Literary Criticism (1996)
  • Edward Greenwood, F. R. Leavis, Longman Group: London, (1978)
  • Ronald Hayman, Leavis (1976)
  • M. B. Kinch, William Baker, and John Kimber, F. R. and Q. D. Leavis: An Annotated Bibliography (1989)
  • Ian MacKillop F. R. Leavis: A Life in Criticism (1995)
  • Francis Mulhern, The Moment of "Scrutiny" (1979)
  • New Universities Quarterly 30 (1975, special issue on Leavis)
  • Norman Podhoretz, "F. R. Leavis: A Revaluation," in The Bloody Crossroads (1986)
  • P. J. M. Robertson, The Leavises on Fiction: An Historic Partnership (1981)
  • Anne Samson, F. R. Leavis (1992)
  • G. Singh, F. R. Leavis: A Literary Biography, London, Duckworth, 1995
  • Richard Stotesbury, M. B. Mencher, G. L. Gibbs and Brian Lee, Leavis, Dr MacKillop and "The Cambridge Quarterly" (1998)
  • The Cambridge Quarterly, (F. R. Leavis Special Issue), Vol.25, No.4, 1996.
  • Denys Thompson (ed)., The Leavises: Memories and Reminiscences (1986)
  • William Walsh, F. R. Leavis (1980)


Some or all works by this author are in the public domain in the United States because they were published before January 1, 1923.


The author died in 1978, so works by this author are also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 30 years or less. Works by this author may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.