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More 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). chronologically, uncollected work mingling with collected and dates of completion printed under each poem. There are many revelations as a result-one sees how productive certain years were, how certain themes cluster together, and how certain images from abandoned poems were rescued later o. -Blake Morrison, The Times Literary Supplement.

Since its publication in 1988, Philip Larkin's Collected Poems has become essential reading on any poetry bookshelf. It also includes an appendix of poems that Larkin published in other places, from his juvenilia to his final years - some of which might have appeared in a late book, if he had lived.

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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

Farrar, Straus and Giroux. 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.

Selected and with an Introduction by Martin Amis. Philip Larkin, His Work and Life. Thus, in our response to Larkin the man, there is a Before and there is an After. The transition, if you recall, was prodigiously ugly and violent.

Poet Philip Larkin talking about his new anthology 'The Oxford Book of. .David Timms expressed a similar view in his book entitled Philip Larkin.

Poet Philip Larkin talking about his new anthology 'The Oxford Book of 20th Century English Verse' prior to its inclusion on the BBC television series 'Poetry Prom', July 1973. Photo by Barry Wilkinson/Radio Times via Getty Images). Philip Larkin was born in Coventry, England in 1922.

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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Philip Larkin is the poetic voice of the modern age, so few poets there are from these times! He captures the 50s and 60s, their major themes and angsts in a classical lyricism that eschews all the liberal pandering one finds in other would be artists of the era. He sizes up the sexual revolution, modern lit and letters, jazz music, and the alienation of the modern urban society like no other voice. Thwaite's selection is strong; he includes all the major poems, and most of the minor ones, other than the selections from the North Ship, which is known to represent juvenilia, more or less. Still, there are notable omissions, such as August Schoolroom and Mother, Summer, I, which while inexplicable, may be for the better, because in this way our Larkin voyage is incomplete, and fine unknown poems lie beyond the horizon! (The horizon of Burnett's much longer Complete Poems, that is!) There is no other poet quite the same as Larking, or quite as good in his way. This short volume is an excellent place to start, just begin your reading after the selections from the North Ship, or you might get a misimpression of the poet.
I was curious about Larkin because I kept hearing that he wrote salty poetry, and managed to be famous at the same time. None of the poems I ever heard seemed particularly blue, but my curiosity finally got the best of me. What a surprise. Plain spoken, carefully crafted, clearly the work of a fellow life long bachelor which gave him a wry sense of humor about things that others might take all too seriously. And touching as well. "Born Yesterday," a dedication poem for a child is exceptionally tender--none of that stiffness that others evince in occasional poems. His evocations of jazz come from an equally honest place, completely uncliched writing. And what work a day poet couldn't see himself in Larkin's two toad poems about the need to sweat out a living while aspiring to art. And yes, there are a couple of poems with what might be considered salty diction--by my grandmother; but I'd rather have such straightforward honesty in my poets any day instead of the turgid, recondite, I'm smarter than you and I'm not about to let you forget it stuff that's sure to be consigned to the footnotes of history while they're still reading Larkin for pleasure.
He is a dark major poet. Master of the English language. I am not competent in poetry critique but I find him magnetic, depressing too but so what
Philip Larkin no longer needs any introduction: he is widely recognised as one of the greatest English poets of the twentieth century.
His poetry may however not be to everyone's taste: there is no place for lace and flowers in Larkin. His work is more often than not dark and reflects the feelings of a man who probably felt everything was wasting away about him: not only his own life, but the world as a whole. Through his poems we discover a man who seems to have skipped childhood and adolescence and who finds himself at fifty having had life pass him by. Larkin's poetry expresses his sourness, his fears, his repressed anger, his spite, his general disgust with society and the modern world. And it does this in the most expressive of ways, never shying away from the words that seem necessary, however crude they might be. There is much beauty in his despair.
If you are sensitive to poetry, then you cannot avoid reading Larkin. Be warned however that you should not read Larkin to brighten up your life: the "happy poems" are few and far between. But read him nonetheless and decide afterwards whether his work is to your liking. He may just hit the spot on one of those lonely evenings when you feel yourself that everything just isn't as it should be. And after that, you will never be able to separate yourself from a copy of Philip Larkin's Collected Poems...
Recently, my grandson, a senior in college and a double major--one of which is English--recommended this poet to me. It pleased me to think that he thought enough of my mental abilities that I might be able to enjoy a contemporary poet! I did not find these poems as simple as I thought they'd be when the book arrived--and I still haven't mined the subtle points. The poem that spoke most to me on first reading was very short, "The Mower," but I find myself thinking about it at odd moments. For me, that's the reason for poetry--a statement is made,, a moment is captured, and life is a bit different for the reading. I don't pretend to high thoughts, or brilliant observations, but the point comes through--we must take care to be kind, and to be aware, because we do so much damage without meaning to!
This is the standard edition of Larkin's poetry. Larkin did not publish a great deal in his lifetime and the addition of a number of previously unpublished poems adds a good deal to his canon. Even with these additions, Larkin was not prolific and wrote no long poems. His reputation rests on a number of short poems written in a characteristic and deceptively simple style. Larkin achieved both accessibility and considerable power with direct, chiselled lyrics that use relatively simple words, metaphors, and allusions. His best poems deal with uncertainty, anxiety, the problems of aging, and aspects of personal disappointment. This wouldn't seem to be very promising but Larkin captures eloquently important aspects of life. There are also some fine and short nature poems. Easy to read and very rewarding.
Philip Larkin is a great poet and captures the overall tone of 1960s and 70s England. While I love this collection, the 2nd edition actually contains more of his works, including everything published in this 3rd edition. Either way you go, you'll have plethora of Larkin to enjoy.
Larkin covers the 20th century. Except for the early and latest parts. What a fine poet he is! While he mignt not be the right stuff, he is the real thing. There should be notes and notes on these poems. One would like to know more. But this is a great 'cllection indeed!
Collected Poems download epub
Author: Philip Larkin
ISBN: 0374529205
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Poetry
Language: English
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux; First edition (April 1, 2004)
Pages: 240 pages