F. R. Leavis Quotes (3 quotes)
“A good deal of Paradise Lost strikes one as being almost as mechanical as bricklaying.”
―F. R. Leavis
Revaluation: Tradition and Development in English Poetry (1936; repr. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1964)
“Not only is he not a genius; he is intellectually as undistinguished as it is possible to be.”
―F. R. Leavis
Nor Shall My Sword: Discourses on Pluralism, Compassion and Social Hope (London: Chatto & Windus, 1972) p. 42.
Nor Shall My Sword: Discourses on Pluralism, Compassion and Social Hope (London: Chatto & Windus, 1972) p. 43
“Youth is fair, a graceful stag,
Leaping, playing in a park.
Age is gray, a toothless hag,
Stumbling in the dark.”
―Isaac Leib Peretz
Sewing the Wedding Gown, 1906. Nine One-Act Plays from Yiddish. B. F. White, translated Boston, John W. Luce & Co., 1932, p. 127.
Chapter 1, The Overworld - Quotes and text from the Dying Earth novels
“As one digs deeper into the national character of the Americans, one sees that they have sought the value of everything in this world only in the answer to this single question: how much money will it bring in?”
―Alexis de Tocqueville
Letter to Ernest de Chabrol, 9 June 1831 Tocqueville Reader, p. 41
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F. R. Leavis
Bio: Frank Raymond F. R. Leavis CH was an influential British literary critic of the early-to-mid-twentieth century. He taught for nearly his entire career at Downing College, Cambridge.