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 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.
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Table of Contents
Volume 18 No. 1 June, 1951: Victorian Criticism of Poetry: The Minority Tradition R. G. Cox; The Novel as Dramatic Poem (VI) F. R. Leavis; Matthew Arnold, H.M.I. G. H. Bantock; Comments and Reviews; Keynes, Spender and Currency-Values: World within World by Stephen Spender and The Life of John Maynard Keynes by R. F. Harrod, reviewed by F. R. Leavis; History and Criticism in the Home University: Seventeenth Century English Literature by C. V. Wedgwood, reviewed by R. G. Cox; The Arnoldian Function in American Criticism: The Liberal Imagination by Lionel Trilling, reviewed by N. Podhoretz; Mr. Eliot and Lawrence: D. H. Lawrence and Human Existence by Father Wm. Tiverton and Portrait of a Genius, But... by Richard Aldington, reviewed by F. R. Leavis; Pound in His Letters: The Letters of Ezra Pound and Ezra Pound, a collection of essays edited by Peter Russell, reviewed by F. R. Leavis; Correction; The Verse of Christopher Fry: Venus Observed, The Lady's not for Burning and A Sleep of Prisoners reviewed by Marius Bewley; Volume 18 No. 2 Autumn, 1951: The Mystery Cycle (I): Some Towneley Cycle Plays John Speir;'Reason' and the Restoration Ethos Harold Wendell Smith; Correspondence: Lawrence and Eliot: Robert D. Wagner and F. R. Leavis; 'Troilus and Cressida' Again L. C. Knights; Comments and Reviews; Auden as Critic and Poet: The Enchafèd Flood by W. H. Auden and Auden: an Introductory Note by Richard Hoggart, reviewed by R. G. Cox; Middle English Literature by George Kane, reviewed by John Speirs; Volume 18 No. 3 Winter, 1951-52; Scott Fitzgerald D.W. Harding; 'The Dissociation of Sensibility' Harold Wendell Smith; Correspondence: Marjorie Cox, V. de S. Pinto, John Gillard Watson, John Speirs; The Novel as Dramatic Poem (VII): 'The Rainbow' (I) F. R. Leavis; Poetic Satire and the Satire in Verse D. J. Enright; Comments and Reviews; Mr Pryce-Jones, The British Council and British Culture: Edmund Wilson of 'The New Yorker': Classics and Commercials reviewed by John Farrelly; An Approach to Sophocles: Sophocles the Dramatist by A. J. A. Waldock, and Shakespeare's Tragedies by G. B. Harrison, reviewed by R. Mayhead; Shakespeare's Imagery: The Development of Shakespeare's Imagery by W. H. Clemen, reviewed by R. G. Cox; Donne Re-considered: The Monarch of Wit by J. B. Leishman, reviewed by R. Mayhead; Volume 18 No. 4 June, 1952; The Mystery Cycle (II): Some Towneley Plays John Speirs; Scott Fitzgerald: Another View John Farrelly; 'The Novel as a Dramatic Poem (VII): 'The Rainbow' (II) F. R. Leavis; Nature, Correctness and Decorum Harold Wendell Smith; Comments and Reviews; The Latest Auden: Nones by W. H. Auden, reviewed by R. Mayhead; Shakespeare and His Contemporaries: Shakespeare and Elizabethan Poetry by M. C. Bradbrook, reviewed by L. A. Cormican.