The Philip Larkin I Knew


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"The Philip Larkin I Knew" traces the author's close friendship with the poet and stretches over his 30 year tenure of office as librarian of the University of Hull, taking in his literary achievements from "The Less Deceived" (1955), through "The Whitsun Weddings" (1964), to "High Windows" (1974). It reveals Larkin in a new light - courteous, compassionate, generous, and a man of deep sensitivity and charm - with a natural sense of fun and instinctive wit; in contrast to the gloomy and somewhat objectionable portrait that ...

Philip Larkin I Knew 2002, Manchester University Press, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780719062766

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