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Leavis, Frank Raymond, 1895-1978, literary critic

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Leavis, Frank Raymond, 1895-1978, literary critic

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1895-1978

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Frank Raymond Leavis was born in Cambridge in 1895. He read History and English at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, and subsequently became a lecturer in the English Faculty there. He moved to Downing College, Cambridge , in 1931 and was elected Fellow in 1936. In 1965 he joined the University of York as a visiting Professor of English.

An influential literary critic, his publications included 'New Bearings in English Poetry' in 1932,'The Great Tradition' in 1948, and 'Nor Shall My Sword: Discourses on Pluralism, Compassion and Social Hope' in 1972.

He died in 1978.

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ISAAR(CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families, International Council on Archives (2nd edition, 2003); Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names, National Council on Archives (1997).

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Created by S. A. Shearn, 28.04.17.

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'The Leavis Society' (http://leavissociety.com/life-and-work).

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