(Francis) (James) Ronald Bottrall Biography

This Biography consists of approximately 18 pages of information about the life of (Francis) (James) Ronald Bottrall.
This section contains 5,113 words
(approx. 18 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the (Francis) (James) Ronald Bottrall Biography

Dictionary of Literary Biography on (Francis) (James) Ronald Bottrall

Since the appearance of his first volume of verse in 1931, Ronald Bottrall has been identified with the immensely influential school of criticism that was establishing itself at Cambridge University during the 1930s. F. R. Leavis, who is now recognized as sharing with I. A. Richards the leadership of that school, singled out Bottrall as the poet to watch for confirmation of the course that Leavis charted in New Bearings in English Poetry (1932). In the pages of the journal Scrutiny, founded the same year, Leavis and his colleagues watched Bottrall all too closely, with the result that, in Bottrall's case at least, a flourishing school of criticism offered scant nourishment for a poet.

The man who was to achieve such early notoriety through Leavis's boosting came from the obscurity of the Cornish mining town of Camborne, where he was born Francis James Ronald Bottrall, the only child...

(read more)

This section contains 5,113 words
(approx. 18 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the (Francis) (James) Ronald Bottrall Biography
Copyrights
Gale
(Francis) (James) Ronald Bottrall from Gale. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook