To a large extent the school of criticism embraced by F. R. Leavis
has been discredited in English departments worldwide.
In the process of his discussion, Collits considers the views of F. R. Leavis
and Georg Lukas on realism and the views of Timothy J.
For example, the teaching of English in universities, in particular at Cambridge, was given a firm, if often controversial, foundation by F. R. Leavis
with the publication of his book, The Great Tradition, in which he enumerated the works that he considered constituted the literary canon.
Finally, and above all, they testify to the enduring validity of what F. R. Leavis
wrote in The Living Principle (1975): "The massively ignored human need in such an age as ours achieves self-recognition and voices in the relatively very few; but...the measure of importance in this realm is not quantitative; decisive changes of consciousness are initiated by tiny minorities; our civilization affords much excuse for dwelling on those truths."
Eliot, Eugenio Montale, Giuseppe Ungaretti, Mario Luzi, Sergio Solmi, F. R. Leavis
, Bertrand Russell, Rabindranath Tagore, Stephen Spender e Philip Larkin.