Philip Larkin

Providing students with the critical and analytical skills with which to approach the poems, this stimulating book helps readers to enjoy and explore Larkin's work, and to develop their own opinions with confidence.

Author: Nicholas Marsh

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137071958

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 248

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Philip Larkin's poems brought him fame: he became an English institution in his own lifetime. However, since his death in 1985, and the subsequent publication of his letters, controversy has raged around his character and life. Part I of this essential introduction to Larkin's work: - takes a fresh look at the poems - leads the reader into close analysis of many of Larkin's masterful lyrics, demonstrating how to approach these enigmatic works - features chapters on the variety of voices in the poems, on social dilemmas and rituals, Larkin's depiction of society, and the poet's role - builds familiarity with Larkin's technique and the major concerns around which his poetry revolves - contains suggestions for further study at the end of each chapter. Part II provides the key background information students of Larkin need, including: - an account of the poet's life - discussion of his place in a cultural context, stretching from Modernism, through the postwar 'Movement' years and into the 1980s - historical background, from the rise of fascism in the 1930s to the height of the Cold War - a sample of major critical views of Larkin's work - suggestions for further reading. Providing students with the critical and analytical skills with which to approach the poems, this stimulating book helps readers to enjoy and explore Larkin's work, and to develop their own opinions with confidence.

Philip Larkin Poems

For the first time, Faber publish a selection from the poetry of Philip Larkin. Drawing on Larkin's four collections and on his uncollected poems. Chosen by Martin Amis.

Author: Philip Larkin

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571271766

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 128

View: 497

For the first time, Faber publish a selection from the poetry of Philip Larkin. Drawing on Larkin's four collections and on his uncollected poems. Chosen by Martin Amis. 'Many poets make us smile; how many poets make us laugh - or, in that curious phrase, "laugh out loud" (as if there's another way of doing it)? Who else uses an essentially conversational idiom to achieve such a variety of emotional effects? Who else takes us, and takes us so often, from sunlit levity to mellifluous gloom?... Larkin, often, is more than memorable: he is instantly unforgettable.' - Martin Amis

The Complete Poems of Philip Larkin

This entirely new edition brings together all of Philip Larkin's poems.

Author: Archie Burnett

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780571240074

Category: English poetry

Page: 768

View: 713

A stunning new edition that brings together all of Larkin's poems in addition to some unpublished pieces.

Philip Larkin

A Significant Contribution To Larkin Studies, This Book Provides A Between-The-Lines Analysis Of Almost All The Poems Embodied In The Four Major Collections Of Larkin The North Ship, The Less Deceived, The Whitsun Weddings And High Windows ...

Author: Sisir Kumar Chatterjee

Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist

ISBN: 9788126906062

Category:

Page: 392

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Philip Larkin (1992-1985) Is Today Acclaimed As A British National Cultural Icon. Historically A Movementeer, Larkin Followed The Pleasure Principle To Democratize Poetry By Forging A Distinctive Philistine Aesthetic, By Employing A Defiantly Demotic Diction, And By Building His Poems Around A Structure Of Rational Discourse.Philip Larkin : Poetry That Builds Bridges Is A Well-Researched And Immensely Readable Book. It Is Perhaps The Only Work Available Today That Offers A Comprehensive Critical Account Of The Full Range Of Larkin S Poetry. A Significant Contribution To Larkin Studies, This Book Provides A Between-The-Lines Analysis Of Almost All The Poems Embodied In The Four Major Collections Of Larkin The North Ship, The Less Deceived, The Whitsun Weddings And High Windows.By Exploiting The Resources Of Larkin S Letters, His Prose Writings And His Biography, The Author Traces, Much Against The Grain Of Contemporary Larkin Criticism, The Poet S Thematic, Attitudinal And Technical Development From One Book Of His Poetry To The Next, And Shows The Trend Of Larkin S Evolution.With A Holistic Approach To The Total Corpus Of Larkin S Poetry, The Author Perspectivises The Poet, And Argues The Larkin S Achievements Lie In His Success In Building Bridges Between Aestheticism And Philistinism, Between Empiricism And Transcendentalism, Between Classicism And Romanticism, Between Modernism And Postmodernism, Between The Native British Poetic Tradition And The Anglo-Franco-American Experimental Line, And, Above All, Between Poetry And The Reading Public.This Book Also Contends The Larkin S Vision Of Life Is Neither Pessimistic Nor Optimistic, But Tragic And Melioristic.

Locking Earth to the Sky

Adaptation of the author's thesis (Ph.D.--Leuven University, 1982)

Author: Guido Latre

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN:

Category: Lyrik

Page: 470

View: 399

Adaptation of the author's thesis (Ph.D.--Leuven University, 1982)

The Complete Poems

The complete poems of the most admired British poet of his generation This entirely new edition brings together all of Philip Larkin's poems.

Author: Philip Larkin

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9780374533663

Category: Poetry

Page: 768

View: 470

The complete poems of the most admired British poet of his generation This entirely new edition brings together all of Philip Larkin's poems. In addition to those that appear in Collected Poems (1988) and Early Poems and Juvenilia (2005), some unpublished pieces from Larkin's typescripts and workbooks are included, as well as verse--by turns scurrilous, satirical, affectionate, and sentimental--that had been tucked away in his letters. For the first time, Larkin's poems are given a comprehensive commentary. This draws critically upon, and substantially extends, the accumulated scholarship on Larkin, and covers closely relevant historical contexts, persons and places, allusions and echoes, and linguistic usage. Prominence is given to the poet's comments on his own work, which often outline the circumstances that gave rise to a poem or state that he was trying to achieve. Larkin often played down his literariness, but his poetry enrichingly alludes to and echoes the writings of many others. Archie Burnett's commentary establishes Larkin as a more complex and more literary poet than many readers have suspected.

Critical Essays on Philip Larkin the Poems

Author: Linda Cookson

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Poets, English

Page: 135

View: 176


Out of Reach The Poetry of Philip Larkin

Author:

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1349240613

Category:

Page: 224

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Philip Larkin

Selected by Martin Amis, this book draws on Philip Larkin's four collections and on his uncollected poems.

Author: Philip Larkin

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780571258116

Category: English poetry

Page: 128

View: 353

Selected by Martin Amis, this book draws on Philip Larkin's four collections and on his uncollected poems.

Poems

For the first time, Faber publish a selection from the poetry of Philip Larkin. Drawing on Larkin's four collections and on his uncollected poems. Chosen by Martin Amis.

Author: Philip Larkin

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780571258109

Category: English poetry

Page: 92

View: 855

For the first time, Faber publish a selection from the poetry of Philip Larkin. Drawing on Larkin's four collections and on his uncollected poems. Chosen by Martin Amis.'Many poets make us smile; how many poets make us laugh - or, in that curious phrase, "laugh out loud" (as if there's another way of doing it)? Who else uses an essentially conversational idiom to achieve such a variety of emotional effects? Who else takes us, and takes us so often, from sunlit levity to mellifluous gloom?... Larkin, often, is more than memorable: he is instantly unforgettable.' - Martin Amis

Unnoticed in the Casual Light of Day

Larkin's poems are often regarded as falling somewhere between the traditional "plain" and the more contemporary "postmodern" categories.

Author: Tijana Stojković

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415975492

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 235

View: 801

Larkin's poems are often regarded as falling somewhere between the traditional 'plain' and the more contemporary 'postmodern' categories. This study undertakes a comprehensive linguistic and historical study of the plain style tradition in poetry, its relationship with so-called 'difficult' poetry, and its particular realization in the cultural and historical context of 20th-century Britain. The author examines the nature of poetry as a type of discourse, the elements of, and factors in, the development of literary styles, a close rhetorical examination of Larkin's poems within the described poetic frameworks, and his position in the British twentieth-century poetic canon.

Philip Larkin s Poetics

This book offers a discussion of the poetics of the outstanding post-1945 British poet Philip Larkin, providing evidence that Larkin’s principles of writing poetry form a logically organized system.

Author: István D. Rácz

Publisher: Brill | Rodopi

ISBN: 9004311076

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 238

View: 131

This book offers a discussion of the poetics of the outstanding post-1945 British poet Philip Larkin, providing evidence that Larkin’s principles of writing poetry form a logically organized system.

Philip Larkin

As such, there is a vast amount of literary criticism surrounding his work. This Readers' Guide provides a comprehensive and accessible overview of the key reactions to Larkin’s poetry.

Author: Robert C. Evans

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137517123

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 184

View: 274

Philip Larkin is widely regarded as one of the greatest English poets of the twentieth century. As such, there is a vast amount of literary criticism surrounding his work. This Readers' Guide provides a comprehensive and accessible overview of the key reactions to Larkin’s poetry. Using a chronological structure, Robert C. Evans charts critical responses to Larkin’s work from his arrival on the British literary scene in the 1950s to the decades after his death. This includes analyses of critical material from around the world, making this an excellent guide for all students of Larkin.

Collected Poems

This new edition returns to Larkin's own deliberate ordering of his poems, presenting, in their original sequence, his four published books: The North Ship, The Less Deceived, The Whitsun Weddings and High Windows.

Author: Philip Larkin

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571263267

Category: Poetry

Page: 240

View: 417

Since its publication in 1988, Philip Larkin's Collected Poems has become essential reading on any poetry bookshelf. This new edition returns to Larkin's own deliberate ordering of his poems, presenting, in their original sequence, his four published books: The North Ship, The Less Deceived, The Whitsun Weddings and High Windows. It also includes an appendix of poems that Larkin published in other places, from his juvenilia to his final years - some of which might have appeared in a late book, if he had lived. Preserving everything that he published in his lifetime, this new Collected Poems returns the reader to the book Larkin might have intended.

Reading Philip Larkin Selected Poems

unexpressed, deeply felt longings for sacred time and sacred space'.1 Thus, for
Watson, 'desire' becomes very much a part of Larkin's transcendence. He
observes in the poetry a progression from 'a poise, or a pose, to an exposure or
an ...

Author: John Gilroy

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1847602029

Category: Fiction

Page: 120

View: 368

Our best-selling poetry introduction offers a detailed commentary on the poetry of Philip Larkin, exploring the political and cultural contexts which have shaped his contemporary reputation. Part 1, Life and Times, traces Larkin's early years and follows his development, within his career as a university librarian, into one of the most important and popular voices in twentieth-century poetry. Part 2, Artistic Strategies, explores a range of methodologies and aesthetic influences by which Larkin was empowered to create poetry at once both accessible and profound. Part 3, Reading Larkin, provides detailed critical commentary on many of the poems from his three major collections, The Less Deceived, The Whitsun Weddings and High Windows. Part 4, Reception, outlines the history of Larkin's reputation from the mid-1950s to the present, examining the debates to which his poetry has given rise. John Gilroy teaches at Anglia Ruskin University and for the University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education.

Philip Larkin

Michael Hamburger's 'precarious relationship' with Philip Larkin lasted from their Oxford days - through a ten-year silence - to brief encounters before Larkin's death in 1985.

Author: Michael Hamburger

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 42

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Michael Hamburger's 'precarious relationship' with Philip Larkin lasted from their Oxford days - through a ten-year silence - to brief encounters before Larkin's death in 1985. This title charts their troubled friendship through detailed commentaries on Larkin's correspondence.

Philip Larkin Popular Culture and the English Individual

This book explores Larkin’s engagement with popular culture both as a threat to poetic authority and as a necessary form of cultural capital.

Author: J. Ryan Hibbett

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1498543030

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 194

View: 769

This book explores Larkin’s engagement with popular culture both as a threat to poetic authority and as a necessary form of cultural capital. It reveals the processes by which the social, contemporary, and politically charged practices of everyday life become the property of the cultured individual.

Philip Larkin

James Booth reads Philip Larkin's mature poetry in terms of his ambiguous self-image as lonely, anti-social outsider, plighted to his art, and as nine-to-five librarian, sharing the common plight of humanity.

Author: J. Booth

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230595820

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 230

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James Booth reads Philip Larkin's mature poetry in terms of his ambiguous self-image as lonely, anti-social outsider, plighted to his art, and as nine-to-five librarian, sharing the common plight of humanity. Booth's focus is on Larkin's artistry with words, the 'verbal devices' through which this purest of lyric poets celebrates 'the experience. The beauty.' Featuring discussion for the first time of two recently discovered poems by Larkin, this original and exciting new study will be of interest to all students, scholars and enthusiasts of Larkin.

Englishness and Post imperial Space

The loss of empire dealt a severe blow to this sense of the self. This book explores the dynamics of the representation of this sense of loss and the frustration it produced in the poems of Larkin and Hughes.

Author: Milton Sarkar

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443888346

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 175

View: 793

Englishness and Post-imperial Space: The Poetry of Philip Larkin and Ted Hughes probes into the English mindset immediately after the British withdrawal from the colonies, and examines how the loss of power and global prestige affected contemporary poetry, particularly that of Philip Larkin and Ted Hughes. Frustration and disillusionment, even anger, characterised the era and many of the literary works the period produced. Most writers became insular and were obsessed with the ‘English’ elements in their writing. The great, international and cosmopolitan themes (of Eliot, for instance) were replaced by those of narrow domestic importance. It is in such a context, this book argues, that Larkin and Hughes returned to the old England, most notably to the themes of gradually vanishing pristine landscape and national myths and legends, to the archetypal English customs and conventions. It examines their poetry mainly from the perspective of Englishness, a burgeoning area of academic interest. Intricately connected with the values emanating from England as a geographical and socio-cultural space, Englishness as a concept is intrinsic to the identity of a people who gradually became globally powerful. The loss of empire dealt a severe blow to this sense of the self. This book explores the dynamics of the representation of this sense of loss and the frustration it produced in the poems of Larkin and Hughes.

High Windows

When Philip Larkin's High Windows first appeared, Kingsley Amis spoke for a large and loyal readership when he wrote: 'Larkin's admirers need only be told that he is as good as ever here, if not slightly better.

Author: Philip Larkin

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571263240

Category: Poetry

Page: 64

View: 249

When Philip Larkin's High Windows first appeared, Kingsley Amis spoke for a large and loyal readership when he wrote: 'Larkin's admirers need only be told that he is as good as ever here, if not slightly better.' Like Betjeman and Hardy, Larkin is a poet who can move a large audience - without betraying the highest artistic standards. The poems in High Windows illustrate Larkin's unrivalled ability to bring lyrical expression to ordinary, urban lives. It is a gift that makes him one of the most truly popular of the twentieth century's poets.