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The Leavises on Dickens

by IAN WATT , Professor of English at Stanford University, California
I do not think the present centenary has produced a more interesting book,' says Ian Watt of Dickens: The Novelist by F. R and Q. D. Leavis. In this talk the author of The Rise of the Novel restricts himself principally to a consideration of two chapters-Q D. Leavis 's on David Cop perfiehl and F. R. Leavis 's on Little Dorrit - and to an examination of the way the book fits into the work of the Leavises as a whole and the tight it throws on their present thinking.
BBC Radio 3

The Leavises on Dickens

by Ian Watt, Professor of English at Stanford University, California

In this talk the author of The Rise of the Novel restricts himself principally to a consideration of two chapters of Dickens: The Novelist by F. R. and Q. D. Leavis - those on David Copperfield and Little Dorrit - and to an examination of the light it throws on the Leavises' present thinking.
BBC Radio 3

Critics' Forum

Philip Oakes (in the Chair), talks with John Elsom , Edward Lucie -Smith and Claire Tomalin. This week's subjects: Maurice Hatton 's film Long Shot; Little Dorrit on Radio 4: recent paintings by Bill Jacklin at the Marlborough Gallery; Problems and Other Stories by John Updike ; Sisterly Feelinns by Alan Ayckbourn at the National Theatre.
Producer PHILIP FRENCH
BBC Radio 3

Critics' Forum

A weekly discussion on cinema, theatre, books, broadcasting and the visual arts.
William Feaver (in the Chair) talks with Robert Carver Christopher Cook and Gillian Reynolds This week's subjects:
Between East and West by RICHARD NELSON at the Hampstead Theatre, London; CHRISTINE EDZARD 'S film of Little Dorrit; revivals of Henry Reed s A Very Great Man Indeed and The Primal Scene, as It Were
(Radio 3); Cartoons by Vicky at the National Portrait Gallery, London; S. J. Perelman : A Life by DOROTHY HERRMANN ; and Don't Tread on Me, the selected letters of S. J. Perelman. Producer PHILIP FRENCH






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