"The North Ship", Philip Larkin's earliest volume of verse, was first published in August 1945 and reissued in 1966 by Faber. The introduction, by Larkin himself, explains the circumstances of its publication and the influences which shaped its content. This is the first thing I have understood: Time is the echo of an axe Within a wood.

The North Ship 2011, Faber & Faber, London

ISBN-13: 9780571260133


The North Ship 1974, Faber & Faber, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780571105038

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