Scrutiny: a Quarterly Review Vol. 12 1944-45: Volume 12, 1944-45

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1953-01-02
  • Publisher: Cambridge Univ Pr

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Scrutiny was first issued quarterly from Cambridge between 1932 and 1953, the principal editor throughout being Dr Leavis. It is now recognized as a formative influence on English intellectual and cultural life worthy to rank with the great reviews of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. This 2008 reissue is of the 1963 combined set, including a final volume containing an important Retrospect by Dr Leavis and a substantial analytical index. Scrutiny offers an almost complete critical history of English literature from Chaucer to the mid-twentieth century. Medieval literature, Shakespeare, the seventeenth-century poets, Pope, Dryden, Johnson, the great romantics, the Victorians, and nearly all the important modern writers are seriously examined. Many of the articles have become classics, and resulted in revisions of previously accepted views. An important feature of Scrutiny, still of great interest, is the book review section, where many of the important books of the time, and some of the pretentious ones too, were reviewed as they appeared.

Table of Contents

Winter, 1943: Literature and Society
'The Discipline of Letters': A Sociological Note
'Le Misanthrope' (II)
Chaucer (III): The Canterbury Tales (II)
Comments and Reviews
The Modern Universities, Redbrick University
Advertising and Civilisation, Voice of Civilisation
English Character, Orientations and Man and Boy
Hugh Macdiamid, Lucky Poet
'the Dunciad', Poems of Alexander Pope, Vol.V.
Spring, 1944: Evaluations (IV): Gerard Manley Hopkins
Rilke and Hoelderlin in Translation
A Critical Theory of Jane Austen's Writings: III. The Letters
Towards a Conception of Musical Tradition (II): Voice and Dance in the XVI and XVII Centuries
Comments and Reviews
The Ultimate Vision, An Anthology of Religious Verse, etc.
How Shall we Teach? Education Through Art
Shakespeare and the Elizabethan Climate, Shakespeare and the Nature of Man
Charlotte Younge and 'Christian Discrimination', reviews
Bax and the British Council, Symphony No.3, records reviewed
Summer, 1944: Stefan George and the New Empire
George Herbert
Johnson as Critic
Towards a Conception of Musical Tradition (II): Voice and Dance in the XVI and XVII Centuries (ii)
Comments and Reviews
Co-Prosperity?, The Case for Examinations
The Liberal Case, The Road to Serfdom
'Attitude for the Modern Poet', The Personal Principle
Approach to Shakespeare, Shakespeare and the Popular Dramatic Tradition
'Modern Poetry' in School, Introducing Modern Poetry
Summer, 1944
Moral Bewilderment
Tragedy and the 'Medium': a Note on Mr. Santayana's 'Tragic Philosophy' F.R. Leavis;Two Generations of English Music
J.B. Leishman and the Art of Translation
Comments and Reviews
Catholicity or Narrowness?, A Critical History of English Poetry reviewed
Hopkins Commemorated, Gerard Manley Hopkins reviewed
Tristan and Isolt, Tristan and Isolt reviewed
Meet Mr. Forster, E.M. Forster reviewed
The Age of Yeats or the Age of Eliot?, poetry reviewed
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