By F. R. Leavis
Dr Leavis's choice from Scrutiny supplies in volumes vital fabric which isn't simply on hand in other places. although many famous books have already been derived from Scrutiny, those volumes don't replica fabric in these books, and so they supply loads of another way uncollected fabric by means of Dr & Mrs Leavis themselves. the choice concentrates on English literature and literary feedback, and in addition displays Scrutiny's luck, from the Thirties to the Fifties, in commenting at the very important writers of the time. quantity I starts with a set of stories by means of Mrs Q. D. Leavis on educational traditions. There follows a piece of stories of T. S. Eliot, Yeats, Pound, and more moderen poets. sections on 'Literary tradition' and 'The Literary global' touch upon minor writers and on literary lifestyles and associations (including Dr Leavis's celebrated 'Keynes, Spender and forex Values').
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There is no good book on Chaucer's poetry because no first-class literary critic happens to have had sufficiently intense an interest in Chaucer to go to the immense trouble of acquiring the incidental specialisms and absorbing the masses of'factual matter' that would equip him to decide as a literary critic the critical problems Chaucer raises. And until such a critic does, there will not be the book on Chaucer we all need, let what Bentley of mediaeval studies there ever may be edit the text, or if the authentic text were suddenly revealed from Heaven.
D. LEAVIS (1939) The reputation of Leslie Stephen as literary critic seems to have been at its lowest ebb when Mr Desmond MacCarthy in his lecture on Leslie Stephen (being the Leslie Stephen lecture for 1937) nailed down the coffin. No contrary demonstration was provoked among the audience or the Press. However, some of us may feel that the last word has not yet been said, on our side, and on the other—the corpse's— that these bones can still live. Those of us who can remember the barren state of English literary criticism before The Sacred Wood reached the common reader and before The Problem of Style and Principles of Literary Criticism appeared remember also their debt to Leslie Stephen: 22 Q.
And E. M. S. (1906). When in 1868 Dr Henry Jackson thought it likely that Cambridge could be induced to hold examinations for women, even Sidgwick did not expect immediate success, but 'a memorial, taken round by Mr James Stuart (later Professor of Mathematics), was signed by 74 members of the Senate, including some of the most rigid conservatives'. 33 THE CAMBRIDGE TRADITION sooner or later give way/ 1 His wife and brother make it clear that there was a male genealogy: * Sidgwickhad had his thoughts turned in a general way to the subject of the education of women by the writings of John Stuart Mill and doubtless also by F.