Walter Scott | Literature Criticism Lecture by Donald Davie

This literature criticism consists of approximately 19 pages of analysis & critique of Walter Scott.
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Lecture by Donald Davie

SOURCE: "Chatterton Lecture on an English Poet: The Poetry of Sir Walter Scott," in Proceedings of the British Academy, Vol. XLVII, 1962, pp. 61-75.

An English poet, critic, educator, and translator, Davie is well-respected for both his creative and critical contributions to literature. In his first critical work, The Purity of Diction in English Verse (1952), he argued for a return to the prose-like syntax, formal structures, and conservative metaphors of the eighteenth-century Augustan poets. During the 1950s Davie was associated with the Movement, a group of poets whose number included Philip Larkin, Kingsley Amis, and Thorn Gunn, who believed in the importance of these qualities. In contrast to English poets of the 1940s, who were influenced by imagism and symbolism, the Movement poets emphasized restrained language, traditional syntax, and the moral and social implications of poetic content. In the following lecture...

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