Philip Larkin Poems

Philip Larkin Poems : Selected by Martin Amis

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For the first time, Faber publishes a selection from the poetry of Philip Larkin. This title draws on Larkin's four collections and on his uncollected poems and is 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).show more

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  • Faber & Faber Poetry
  • United Kingdom
  • 0571271766
  • 9780571271764

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Philip Larkin was born in 1922 and grew up in Coventry. In 1955 he became Librarian of the Brynmor Jones Library at the University of Hull, a post he held until his death in 1985. He was the best-loved poet of his generation and the recipient of innumerable honours, including the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry and the W.H. Smith Award. As one of Philip Larkin's chosen literary executors, Anthony Thwaite edited the Collected Poems, Selected Letters and Further Requirements. His own Collected Poems, drawing on fifty years work, was published in more

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