Larkin, Philip

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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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referencedIn Bradbury, M. mss. III, 1950-2000 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
referencedIn Atlas, James. Office files of The American Poetry Review, 1973-1977. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Saladyga, Michael, 1950-. Office files of The American Poetry Review, 1984-1985. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Papers of Robert Graves: Correspondence (arranged by correspondent), c1909 to 2004 St John's College, Oxford
creatorOf Logue, Christopher, 1926-2011. Christopher Logue papers, 1939-1993 (bulk 1950-1993). Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Amis, Kingsley. Papers of Kingsley Amis, 1941-1995. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Bradbury, M. mss. II, 1949-1993 Lilly Library (Indiana University, Bloomington)
referencedIn Derek Parker Collection TXRC96-A45., 1955-1970 Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Howard, Elizabeth Jane. Papers of Elizabeth Jane Howard, 1933-2009. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Russell, Arthur Wolseley. Arthur Russell fonds. [1968-1969]. University of Victoria Libraries, UVic
referencedIn Correspondence and Lectures of Professor Douglas Eaglesham Dunn (b. 1942), 1987-1991 Edinburgh University Library
creatorOf Jacobson, Dan. Papers, 1941-1994. Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
referencedIn Woodberry Poetry Room (Harvard College Library) poetry readings, 1931- (ongoing). Woodberry Poetry Room, Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University
referencedIn Gary Snyder Papers, 1910-2003;, (1945-2002 bulk) University of California, Davis. General Library. . Dept. of Special Collections
referencedIn Weiss, Theodore Russell, 1916-. Office files, of The American Poetry Review, 1978-1996. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Letters from Barbara Pym to Philip Larkin, 1961-79 Bodleian Library, Oxford
creatorOf Larkin, Philip. Letters 1952-1975. The University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library
referencedIn New Yorker records, ca.1924-1984 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Bell, Martín. Martin Bell papers, 1958-1967. The University of Tulsa, McFarlin Library
creatorOf Lowell, Robert, 1917-1977. Papers, 1845-1988 (bulk 1970-1977). Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Larkin, Philip. Philip Larkin letters and uncorrected proof of The Whitsun weddings, 1959-1972. Pennsylvania State University Libraries
creatorOf Larkin, Philip. Letters (30) : Hull and Oxford, to Vernon and Gwen Watkins, 1957-1977. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Gunn, Thom. Typed letter signed : San Francisco, to Lee Smith, 1988 June 21. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Spires, Elizabeth. Office files, of The American Poetry Review, 1976-1995. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Watkins, Vernon Phillips, 1906-1967. Vernon Watkins letters to Philip Larkin, 1964-1991. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Richnell, Donovan (1911-1994), c1922-c1991 Senate House Library (University of London)
referencedIn Robert S. Phillips Papers, 1964-1989 Syracuse University. Library. Special Collections Research Center
referencedIn Simmons, James, 1933-2001. James Simmons papers, 1945-1996. Emory University Library, Special Collect Department
creatorOf Parker, Derek. Collection, 1955-1970. Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center
creatorOf Aralia Press. [Aralia Press printing ephemeria] Indiana University
referencedIn Watkins, Vernon Phillips, 1906-1967. Vernon Watkins letters to Philip Larkin, 1964-1991. Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library
creatorOf Deane, John F., 1943-. John F. Deane papers, 1971-2000. Boston College. John J. Burns Library
referencedIn Letters of Kingsley Amis to Philip Larkin, 1944-85 Bodleian Library, Oxford
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associatedWith Amis, Kingsley. person
associatedWith Aralia Press. corporateBody
associatedWith Atlas, James. person
correspondedWith Bell, Martín. person
associatedWith Bracker, Jon, 1936- person
associatedWith Bradbury, Malcolm, 1932-2000 person
associatedWith Deane, John F., 1943- person
associatedWith Dunn, Douglas Eaglesham person
associatedWith Dwyer, William F., person
associatedWith Graves, Robert Windham, 1858-1934 person
associatedWith Gunn, Thom. person
associatedWith Hardy, Thomas, 1840-1928. person
associatedWith Howard, Elizabeth Jane. person
associatedWith International Antiquarian Book Fair (Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America) (1972 : London, England) corporateBody
associatedWith Jacobson, Dan. person
associatedWith Logue, Christopher, 1926-2011. person
associatedWith Lowell, Robert, 1917-1977. person
associatedWith Murphy, Emily. person
associatedWith Murphy, Patricia. person
correspondedWith New Yorker Magazine, Inc corporateBody
associatedWith Oakes, Philip, 1928- person
associatedWith Parker, Derek, 1932- person
associatedWith Phillips, Robert S. person
associatedWith Pym, Barbara person
associatedWith Richnell, Donovan Thomas, 1911-1994 person
associatedWith Rogers, Timothy, 1927-2006, person
associatedWith Russell, Arthur Wolseley. person
associatedWith Saladyga, Michael, 1950- person
associatedWith Simmons, James, 1933-2001. person
associatedWith Snyder, Gary person
associatedWith Spires, Elizabeth. person
associatedWith Thomas, Dylan, 1914-1953. person
associatedWith Thwaite, Anthony. person
associatedWith Warbank, Alan, person
associatedWith Watkins, Gwen, person
associatedWith Watkins, Vernon, person
associatedWith Watkins, Vernon Phillips, 1906-1967. person
associatedWith Weiss, Theodore Russell, 1916- person
associatedWith Woodberry Poetry Room (Harvard College Library). corporateBody
associatedWith Yeats, W. B. (William Butler), 1865-1939. person
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Male authors, English--20th century--Correspondence
Poetry, Modern--20th century
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Birth 1922-08-09

Death 1985-12-02

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English

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