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Philip Larkin By Janice Rossen

Philip Larkin
by Janice Rossen

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This work assesses the nature of Larkin's literary achievement and his life in the light of the poetry recently made available, and examines the ambivalence with which this reticent poet regarded his own literary reputation.
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Philip Larkin: His Life's Work by Janice Rossen

This work assesses the nature of Larkin's literary achievement and his life in the light of the poetry recently made available, and examines the ambivalence with which this reticent poet regarded his own literary reputation. By drawing on private letters and previously unpublished material, and with assistance from many who knew Larkin, Rossen builds up a detailed picture of Larkin's complex private live and poetic energies.

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Table of Contents


Becoming a poet - "The North Ship" to "The Less Deceived", 1945-55; the lyrical poems - distance and detachment from nature; preserving and celebrating England; difficulties with girls; strong language - jazz, "Required Reading" and poetry; toads and melancholy.

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GOR009703911
Philip Larkin: His Life's Work by Janice Rossen
Janice Rossen
Used - Good
Paperback
Pearson Education Limited
1992-05-31
160
0745012329
9780745012322
N/A
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