Leavis
biographical name Frank Raymond 1895-1978 English critic • Leavisian adjectiveLeavisite adjective

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  • Leavis — is a surname, and may refer to:* F. R. Leavis (1895 1978), influential British literary critic * Q. D. Leavis (1906 1981), English literary critic and essayistleavis* Beavis * Leaves * Levis …   Wikipedia

  • Leavis —   [ liːvɪs], F. (Frank) R. (Raymond), englischer Literaturkritiker, * Cambridge 14. 7. 1895, ✝ ebenda 17. 4. 1978; war 1936 62 Fellow des Downing College in Cambridge. Leavis betonte die moralische Funktion der Literatur und war ein… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Leavis — [lē′vis] F(rank) R(aymond) 1895 1978; Eng. literary critic …   English World dictionary

  • Leavis — /lee vis/, n. F(rank) R(aymond), 1895 1978, English critic and teacher. * * * …   Universalium

  • Leavis — /ˈlivəs/ (say leevuhs) noun F(rank) R(aymond), 1895–1978, English author and critic. –Leavisite, noun, adjective …   Australian English dictionary

  • Leavis — /lee vis/, n. F(rank) R(aymond), 1895 1978, English critic and teacher …   Useful english dictionary

  • LEAVIS, QUEENIE DOROTHY — (1906–1981), British literary scholar. Queenie Leavis, the daughter of a Jewish draper, Morris Roth, of Edmonton, London, was educated at Girton College, Cambridge, where she received a first degree and won four prizes. In 1929 she married the… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Leavis, F.R. — ▪ British critic in full  Frank Raymond Leavis  born July 14, 1895, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, Eng. died April 14, 1978, Cambridge       English literary critic who championed seriousness and moral depth in literature and criticized what he… …   Universalium

  • Leavis, F.R. —    b. 1895, Cambridge; d. 1978    Academic and critic    Frank Raymond Leavis was a teacher of English at Cambridge, whose mid century authority derived from his co editorship of the journal Scrutiny (1932– 53) and numerous works of humanist… …   Encyclopedia of contemporary British culture

  • Leavis, F(rank) R(aymond) — born July 14, 1895, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, Eng. died April 14, 1978, Cambridge British literary critic. He attended and later taught at Cambridge University. He brought a new seriousness to criticism, believing that the critic s duty is to… …   Universalium

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