Meaning of Leavis, F. R. in English:

Leavis, F. R.

Pronunciation /ˈliːvɪs/

proper noun

  • (1895–1978), English literary critic; full name Frank Raymond Leavis. Founder and editor of the quarterly Scrutiny (1932–53), he emphasized the value of critical study of English literature to preserving cultural continuity. Notable works: The Great Tradition (1948).