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The Less Deceived

Philip Larkin

The Less Deceived is a much admired collection of Philip Larkin, published for the first time by Faber and Faber.

Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571260126
Date Published
17.03.2011
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Summary

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’

PhilipLarkin

Philip Larkin was an English novelist, librarian and celebrated poet, who has been awarded numerous honours including the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry. Born in Coventry in 1922, he was educated at King Henry VIII School and Oxford University. His first book of poetry, The North Ship, was published in 1945, followed by The Less Deceived (1955), The Whitsun Weddings…

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