New Bearings in English Poetry

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It is difficult now to imagine the shock that this book caused when it was first published in 1932. The author was a teacher at a Cambridge college, an intensely serious man who had been seriously wounded by poison gas on the Western Front, and he was not disposed to suffer foolishness gladly. His opening sentences were arresting: 'Poetry matters little to the modern world. That is, very little of contemporary intelligence concerns itself with poetry'. What followed was nothing less than the welcoming of a revolution in ...

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    • Title: New Bearings in English Poetry by F. R. Leavis
    • Publisher: Faber & Faber
    • Print ISBN: 9780571243358, 0571243355
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    • Edition: 2008 Main
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