Collected Poems

Author: Philip Larkin

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571263267

Category: Poetry

Page: 240

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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.

The Complete Poems of Philip Larkin

Author: Philip Larkin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780571240067

Category: English poetry

Page: 729

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This entirely new edition brings together all of Philip Larkin's poems. In addition to those in Collected Poems (1988), and in the Early Poems and Juvenilia (2005), some unpublished pieces from Larkin's typescripts and workbooks are included, as well as verse (by turns scurrilous, satirical, affectionate, and sentimental) tucked away in his letters. The manuscript and printed sources have been scrutinized afresh; more detailed accounts than hitherto available of the sources of the text and of dates of composition are provided; and previous accounts of composition dates have been corrected. Variant wordings from Larkin's typescripts and the early printings are recorded.For the first time, the 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. Due prominence is given to the poet's comments on his poems, which often outline the circumstances that gave rise to a poem, or state what he was trying to achieve. Larkin played down his literariness, but his poetry enrichingly alludes to and echoes the writings of many others; Archie Burnett's commentary establishes him as a more complex and more literary poet than many readers have suspected.

The North Ship

Author: Philip Larkin

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571263232

Category: Poetry

Page: 56

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The North Ship, Philip Larkin's earliest volume of verse, was first published in August 1945. The introduction, by Larkin himself, explains the circumstances of its publication and the influences which shaped its contents.

Selected Letters of Philip Larkin

1940-1985

Author: Philip Larkin,Anthony Thwaite

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780571170487

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 791

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Seven hundred of the great poet's letters are collected here offering a moving, instructive portrait of Larken, from his early correspondence with school friends to his last year of life, 1985, when he died at the age of sixty-three.

Philip Larkin Poems

Selected by Martin Amis

Author: Philip Larkin

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571271766

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 128

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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 Less Deceived

Author: Philip Larkin

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571295002

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 48

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Philip Larkin's second collection, The Less Deceived was published by The Marvell Press in 1955, and now appears for the first time in Faber covers. The eye can hardly pick them out From the cold shade they shelter in, Till wind distresses tail and mane; Then one crops grass, and moves about - The other seeming to look on - And stands anonymous again. from 'At Grass'

A Girl in Winter

Author: Philip Larkin

Publisher: The Overlook Press

ISBN: 1590209524

Category: Fiction

Page: 248

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“A Girl in Winter is a beautifully constructed, funny and profoundly sad book.” –Andrew Motion Philip Larkin's second novel was first published in 1947. This story of Katherine Lind and Robin Fennel, of winter and summer, of war and peace, of exile and holidays, is memorable for its compassionate precision and for the uncommon and unmistakable distinction of its writing.

High Windows

Author: Philip Larkin

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571260140

Category:

Page: 48

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Re-packaged in the much-loved Faber typographic look.

The Whitsun Weddings

Author: Philip Larkin

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571259448

Category: Poetry

Page: 64

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Philip Larkin (1922-1985) remains England's best-loved poet - a writer matchlessly capable of evoking his native land and of touching all readers from the most sophisticated intellectual to the proverbial common reader. The late John Betjeman observed that 'this tenderly observant poet writes clearly, rhythmically, and thoughtfully about what all of us can understand'. Behind this modest description lies a poet who made greatness look, in Milton's prescription, 'simple, sensuous and passionate'. This collection, first published in 1967, contains many of his best-loved poems, including The Whitsun Weddings, An Arundel Tomb, Days, Mr Bleaney and MCMXIV.

Philip Larkin: Letters to Monica

Author: Philip Larkin

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571264611

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 496

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Philip Larkin met Monica Jones at University College Leicester in autumn 1946, when they were both twenty-four; he was the newly-appointed assistant librarian and she was an English lecturer. In 1950 Larkin moved to Belfast, and thence to Hull, while Monica remained in Leicester, becoming by turns his correspondent, lover and closest confidante, in a relationship which lasted over forty years until the poet's death in 1985. This remarkable unpublished correspondence only came to light after Monica Jones's death in 2001, and consists of nearly two thousand letters, postcards and telegrams, which chronicle - day by day, sometimes hour by hour - every aspect of Larkin's life and the convolutions of their relationship.

Jill

Author: Philip Larkin

Publisher: The Overlook Press

ISBN: 1590209621

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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The famed poet’s eloquent first novel. A novel in which a young man travels from his Midlands home to Oxford University, and finds himself out of his depth in its rarefied atmosphere.

Philip Larkin

Life, Art and Love

Author: James Booth

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408851660

Category: People

Page: 544

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A fascinating study of Philip Larkin's world and how it bled into his work, James Booth's biography is a unique insight into the man whose life and art have been misunderstood for too long

Letters to Monica

Author: Philip Larkin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780571239092

Category: Poets, English

Page: 475

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Philip Larkin met Monica Jones at University College Leicester in autumn 1946, when they were both 24; he was the newly-appointed assistant librarian and she was an English lecturer. This title consists of nearly 2000 letters, postcards and telegrams, which chronicle various aspects of Larkin's life and the convolutions of their relationship.

All What Jazz

A Record Diary, 1961-1971

Author: Philip Larkin

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 9780374519087

Category: Music

Page: 322

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Compilation of articles by the leading jazz reviewer offers a lively commentary of the record world and its personalities in the 1960's

Required Writing

Miscellaneous Pieces 1955-1982

Author: Philip Larkin

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571294979

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 304

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The appearance of Philip Larkin's second prose collection - reviews and critical assessments of writers and writing; pieces on jazz, mostly uncollected; some long, revealing and often highly entertaining interviews given on various occasions - was a considerable literary event. Stamped by wit, originality and intelligence, it was vintage Larkin throughout: 'Deprivation is for me what daffodils were for Wordsworth.' 'I see life more as an affair of solitude diversified by company than as an affair of company diversified by solitude.' Q. 'How did you arrive upon the image of a toad for work or labour?' A. 'Sheer genius.'

Further Requirements

Author: Philip Larkin

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571294960

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 416

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Philip Larkin's Required Writing, a selection from his miscellaneous prose from 1953-82, was highly praised and enjoyed when it appeared in 1983. Further Requirements gathers together many other interviews, broadcasts, statements and reviews. Some of them date from the period after he had chosen the contents of Required Writing; others come from obscure publications, including some early pieces. This second edition of Further Requirements includes two more essays by Larkin: 'Operation Manuscript' and his Introduction to Earth Memories by Llewelyn Powys.

Philip Larkin

His Life's Work

Author: Janice Rossen

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 9780877452713

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 156

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Following hard upon the posthumous publication of Larkin's Collected poems, Rossen (visiting scholar, U. of Texas) assesses the nature of his literary achievement and his life in the light of the poetry recently made available, examining the ambivalence with which the reticent poet regarded his own literary reputation. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Complete Poems

Author: Basil Bunting,Richard Caddel

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 9780811215633

Category: Poetry

Page: 239

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At last in print, the complete poems of the great Northumbrian poetadmired by Pound, Yeats, and Zukofskycontaining his masterwork "Briggflatts." A master of song poems which celebrateand incarnatethe music of nature and history, love and mythology, religion and language, Basil Bunting (1900-1985) was a major figure in Modernist poetry, recognized by Pound and Zukofsky as early as the 1930s, and crowned, with the 1966 publication of his masterpiece "Briggflatts", Britain's greatest poet. The poet himself called his great epic poem "old wives' chatter, cottage wisdom," but for many writers "Briggflatts" is one of the dozen great poems of the 20th century: as Cyril Connolly put it, "the finest long poem to have been published in England since T.S.Eliot's Four Quartets." As well as "Briggflatts" (long out of print in the US, and now only available in our edition), this new Complete Poems includes Bunting's other great sonatas, most notably Villon (1925) and The Spoils (1951), along with his two books of Odes, his vividly realized "Overdrafts" (as he called his free translations of Horace, Rudaki, and others), and his brilliantly condensed Japanese adaptation, Chomei at Toyama (1932). It also includes his posthumous Uncollected Poems. This centenary edition has an introduction by Richard Caddel, Director of the Basil Bunting Poetry Center at Durham University.

New and Collected Poems

Author: Richard Wilbur

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780156654913

Category: Poetry

Page: 393

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Spanning four decades of work and encompassing the poet's six previously published volumes of poetry, twenty-seven new poems, and a cantata, this volume represents the lifetime work of the man invested as Poet Laureate of the United States, October 1987