Larkin, Philip

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Birth 1922-08-09
Death 1985-12-02
Britons
English

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English author Philip Larkin was born in Coventry and educated at Oxford. Within a few years of graduation, he had published two novels and a volume of poetry. His verse was technically accomplished and quite readable; despite a remarkably small output, he became one of the most highly-regarded poets of the 20th century. He was equally popular with critics and his loyal public, successfully producing accessible verse with a uniquely English voice that remained true to classical tradition. Shy and reserved, Larkin avoided attention, and supported himself with a long career as a librarian, chiefly at the University of Hull. He was also an important writer on jazz.

From the description of Philip Larkin letters and uncorrected proof of The Whitsun weddings, 1959-1972. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 61495280

British poet and librarian.

From the description of Letters (30) : Hull and Oxford, to Vernon and Gwen Watkins, 1957-1977. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270874785

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  • Male authors, English--20th century--Correspondence
  • Poetry, Modern--20th century

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