July 22, 2012

The neo-canonicity of F. R. Leavis

By Andrew David King

My first ingestion of F. R. Leavis’s 1953 essay “The ‘Great Books’ and a Liberal Education” resulted in the British critic’s own volume being thrown across the room. What was […]

April 20, 2010

The Verray Parfit Praktisour

By Jay Thompson

Sam put it that, in the good-books spectrum, there’s popular writing (Red Dragon, The Time Traveler’s Wife) (“easy”)– shading into Great Literature (Nightwood, Ulysses, Omensetter’s Luck) (“hard”)– shading into the […]