From the file of Scrutiny, an English critical quarterly of a highly cerebral calibre, this is a collection of reviews- and...

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From the file of Scrutiny, an English critical quarterly of a highly cerebral calibre, this is a collection of reviews- and replies, essays and analytical appraisals which present largely the work of its editor, F. R. Leavis, and of other contributors, Santayana is perhaps the only name familiar to the uninitiated on this side. Opening with the manifesto of the magazine when it appeared first in 1932, its intentions (""seriously preoccupied with the movement of modern civilization""), the inclusions here combine estimates of three great critics (Johnson, Coleridge, Arnold), three great poets (Shakespeare, Coleridge, Dickens), certain aspects of the drama, and some moderns (Auden, Joyce, Lawrence, etc.)...The intellectual level is a demanding one. Of interest only to the chosen few.

Pub Date: Oct. 27, 1948

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Page Count: -

Publisher: George W. Stewart

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: Oct. 1, 1948