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The Complete Poems of Philip Larkin
The Complete Poems of Philip Larkin (Hardback)
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This entirely new edition brings together all of Philip Larkin's poems. In addition to those in "Collected Poems" (1988), and in the "Early Poems and Juvenilia" (2005), some unpublished pieces from Larkin's typescripts and workbooks are included, as well as verse (by turns scurrilous, satirical, affectionate, and sentimental) tucked away in his letters. The manuscript and printed sources have been scrutinized afresh; more detailed accounts than hitherto available of the sources of the text and of dates of composition are provided; and, previous accounts of composition dates have been corrected. Variant wordings from Larkin's typescripts and the early printings are recorded. For the first time, the poems are given a comprehensive commentary. This draws critically upon, and substantially extends, the accumulated scholarship on Larkin, and covers closely relevant historical contexts, persons and places, allusions and echoes, and linguistic usage. Due prominence is given to the poet's comments on his poems, which often outline the circumstances that gave rise to a poem, or state what he was trying to achieve.

Larkin played down his literariness, but his poetry enrichingly alludes to and echoes the writings of many others; Archie Burnett's commentary establishes him as a more complex and more literary poet than many readers have suspected.

Fiction & PoetryPoetryPoetry by individual poets Publisher: Faber & Faber Publication Date: 19/01/2012 ISBN-13: 9780571240067  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Archie Burnett is co-director (with Christopher Ricks) of the Editorial Institute and Professor of English at Boston University. He has edited the scholarly Oxford editions of The Poems of A. E. Housman (1997) and The Letters of A. E. Housman (2007). Philip Larkin was born in 1922 and grew up in Coventry. In 1955 he became Librarian of the Brynmor Jones Library at the University of Hull, a post he held until his death in 1985. He was the best-loved poet of his generation and the recipient of innumerable honours, including the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry and the W.H. Smith Award.

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We already knew Larkin was - is! - a great poet, but this huge volume shows us that he was also far more productive than we thought. Indispensable.

John Banville - 18/06/2012

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