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ISBN13: 9780374529208
ISBN10: 0374529205
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"Unique among writers, the great poet is even granted the enviable liberty — and sad curse — of ignoring any audience but himself. Larkin spoke plainly and eloquently to that lonely man. And he spoke to him as his inner asshole, that crass, stubborn, and yet unavoidably lovable curmudgeon who tends to poke his head out at the most inopportune times." Daniel Torday, Esquire (read the entire Esquire review)

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One of the best-known and best-loved poets of the English-speaking world, Philip Larkin had only a small number of poems published during his lifetime. Collected Poems brings together not only all his books--The North Ship, The Less Deceived, The Whitsun Weddings, and High Windows--but also his uncollected poems from 1940 to 1984.

This new edition reflects Larkin's own ordering for his poems and is the first collection to present the body of his work with the organization he preferred. Preserving everything he published in his lifetime, the new Collected Poems is an indispensable contribution to the legacy of an icon of twentieth-century poetry.

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"More often than any other English poet since the war, Larkin gave us lines that it is unlikely we'll be able to forget." Ian Hamilton, The Times (London)

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"Larkin is resolute, forthright, witty, and gloomy. This is the man who famously said that deprivation was for him what daffodils were for Wordsworth. Yet surely the results of this life, in the shape of his poems, are gifts, not deprivations." Donald Hall, The New Criterion

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"For the first time in one volume, we get Larkin as Larkin intended....[A]n appropriately ingratiating volume of his work is now available." Stephen Metcalf, The New York Times Book Review

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One of the best-known and best-loved poets of the English-speaking world, Philip Larkin had only a small number of poems published during his lifetime. "Collected Poems" brings together not only all his books--"The North Ship," "The Less Deceived," "The Whitsun Weddings," and "High Windows-"-but also his uncollected poems from 1940 to 1984.

This new edition reflects Larkin's own ordering for his poems and is the first collection to present the body of his work with the organization he preferred. Preserving everything he published in his lifetime, the new "Collected Poems" is an indispensable contribution to the legacy of an icon of twentieth-century poetry.

One of the best-known and best-loved poets of the English-speaking world, Philip Larkin had only a small number of poems published during his lifetime. "Collected Poems" brings together not only all his books--"The North Ship," "The Less Deceived," "The Whitsun Weddings," and "High Windows-"-but also his uncollected poems from 1940 to 1984.

This new edition reflects Larkin's own ordering for his poems and is the first collection to present the body of his work with the organization he preferred. Preserving everything he published in his lifetime, the new "Collected Poems" is an indispensable contribution to the legacy of an icon of twentieth-century poetry.


About the Author

Philip Larkin (1922-1985) grew up in Coventry, England. In 1955 he became librarian of the Brynmor Jones Library at the University of Hull, a post he held until his death. He was the recipient of innumerable honors, including the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780374529208
Editor:
Thwaite, Anthony
Introduction:
Thwaite, Anthony
Editor:
Thwaite, Anthony
Author:
Larkin, Philip
Author:
Thwaite, Anthony
Publisher:
Farrar Straus Giroux
Location:
New York
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
General Poetry
Subject:
Anthologies-United Kingdom Poetry
Subject:
Single Author - British & Irish
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st American ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
58
Publication Date:
20040431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.52 x 0.685 in

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Product details 240 pages Farrar Straus Giroux - English 9780374529208 Reviews:
"Review A Day" by , "Unique among writers, the great poet is even granted the enviable liberty — and sad curse — of ignoring any audience but himself. Larkin spoke plainly and eloquently to that lonely man. And he spoke to him as his inner asshole, that crass, stubborn, and yet unavoidably lovable curmudgeon who tends to poke his head out at the most inopportune times." (read the entire Esquire review)
"Review" by , "More often than any other English poet since the war, Larkin gave us lines that it is unlikely we'll be able to forget."
"Review" by , "Larkin is resolute, forthright, witty, and gloomy. This is the man who famously said that deprivation was for him what daffodils were for Wordsworth. Yet surely the results of this life, in the shape of his poems, are gifts, not deprivations."
"Review" by , "For the first time in one volume, we get Larkin as Larkin intended....[A]n appropriately ingratiating volume of his work is now available."
"Synopsis" by , One of the best-known and best-loved poets of the English-speaking world, Philip Larkin had only a small number of poems published during his lifetime. "Collected Poems" brings together not only all his books--"The North Ship," "The Less Deceived," "The Whitsun Weddings," and "High Windows-"-but also his uncollected poems from 1940 to 1984.

This new edition reflects Larkin's own ordering for his poems and is the first collection to present the body of his work with the organization he preferred. Preserving everything he published in his lifetime, the new "Collected Poems" is an indispensable contribution to the legacy of an icon of twentieth-century poetry.

One of the best-known and best-loved poets of the English-speaking world, Philip Larkin had only a small number of poems published during his lifetime. "Collected Poems" brings together not only all his books--"The North Ship," "The Less Deceived," "The Whitsun Weddings," and "High Windows-"-but also his uncollected poems from 1940 to 1984.

This new edition reflects Larkin's own ordering for his poems and is the first collection to present the body of his work with the organization he preferred. Preserving everything he published in his lifetime, the new "Collected Poems" is an indispensable contribution to the legacy of an icon of twentieth-century poetry.


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