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English Literature in our Time and the University : The Clark Lectures 1967 - F. R. Leavis

English Literature in our Time and the University

The Clark Lectures 1967

Paperback Published: 8th October 1979
ISBN: 9780521295741
Number Of Pages: 210

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This book was first published by Cambridge in 1979. It is taken from the 1967 Clark Lectures and is in the first place a vigourous defence of the study of English in a modern university. Leavis is concerned with English Literature as a living reality, with the need for 'keeping alive, potent and developing the full human consciousness of ends and values and human nature that comes to us out of the long creative continuity of our culture'. Responsibility for maintaining this continuity, Leavis argues, can only be borne by a university with a strong humane centre - and English school, defined as a collaborative community of students and teachers. Leavis's concern, however, extends further than the question of university education, for he sees the university simply as one nucleus of a wider spiritual community that should form the mind and conscience of the country. This book will remain of interest to readers today.

Literature and the university: the wrong question
The present and the past: Eliot's demonstration
Eliot's axe to grind', and the nature of great criticism
Why Four Quartets matters in a Technologico-Benthamite age
The necessary opposite, Lawrence: Illustration - the opposed critics on Hamlet
Supping up: 'monstrous unrealism' and the alternative
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ISBN: 9780521295741
ISBN-10: 0521295742
Series: Clark Lectures, Trinity College, Cambridge University; 1967
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 210
Published: 8th October 1979
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.22
Weight (kg): 0.27