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High Windows

Philip Larkin

Faber 90th Anniversary edition of Larkin’s ‘perfectly-judged’ final poetry collection

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£10.00
Format
Hardback
ISBN
9780571352319
Date Published
05.09.2019
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Summary

Larkin’s final collection of poems shows, as does all his best work, his ability to adapt contemporary speech rhythms and everyday vocabulary to subtle metrical patterns and poetic forms. Many of the poems in the collection, which includes some of his best-known pieces (‘The Old Fools’, ‘This Be the Verse’, ‘The Explosion’, and the title poem) show the preoccupation with death and transience that is so typical of the poet.

This beautifully designed edition forms part of a series of ten titles celebrating Faber’s publishing over the decades.

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Philip Larkin was born in Coventry in 1922 and educated at King Henry VIII School, Coventry, and St John’s College, Oxford. As well as his volumes of poems, which include The Less Deceived, The Whitsun Weddings and High Windows, he wrote two novels, Jill and A Girl in Winter, and two books of collected journalism: All What Jazz: A Record…

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