Philip Larkin Poems

Philip Larkin

Philip Larkin Poems is the selected poems from one of the nation’s best-loved poets, edited by Martin Amis.

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Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571258116
Date Published
03.01.2013
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Summary

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

PhilipLarkin

Philip Larkin, poet, novelist and librarian, was born in Coventry in 1922. He published four volumes of poetry – The North Ship (1945), The Less Deceived (1955), The Whitsun Weddings (1964) and High Windows (1974) – for which he received innumerable honours including the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry and the WH Smith Award. He also wrote two novels, Jill (1946) and A Girl in Winter (1947), and his journalism is collected in two volumes, All…

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