The Complete Poems of Philip Larkin


Author: Archie Burnett,Philip Larkin
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780571240074
Category: English poetry
Page: 768
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A stunning new edition that brings together all of Larkin's poems in addition to some unpublished pieces.

The Complete Poems


Author: Philip Larkin
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 9780374533663
Category: Poetry
Page: 768
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The complete poems of the most admired British poet of his generation This entirely new edition brings together all of Philip Larkin's poems. In addition to those that appear in Collected Poems (1988) and Early Poems and Juvenilia (2005), some unpublished pieces from Larkin's typescripts and workbooks are included, as well as verse--by turns scurrilous, satirical, affectionate, and sentimental--that had been tucked away in his letters. For the first time, Larkin's 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. Prominence is given to the poet's comments on his own work, which often outline the circumstances that gave rise to a poem or state that he was trying to achieve. Larkin often played down his literariness, but his poetry enrichingly alludes to and echoes the writings of many others. Archie Burnett's commentary establishes Larkin as a more complex and more literary poet than many readers have suspected.

Collected Poems


Author: Philip Larkin
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 0571263267
Category: Poetry
Page: 240
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Since its publication in 1988, Philip Larkin's Collected Poems has become essential reading on any poetry bookshelf. This new edition returns to Larkin's own deliberate ordering of his poems, presenting, in their original sequence, his four published books: The North Ship, The Less Deceived, The Whitsun Weddings and High Windows. 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. Preserving everything that he published in his lifetime, this new Collected Poems returns the reader to the book Larkin might have intended.

Reading Philip Larkin: Selected Poems


Author: John Gilroy
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1847602029
Category: Fiction
Page: 120
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Our best-selling poetry introduction offers a detailed commentary on the poetry of Philip Larkin, exploring the political and cultural contexts which have shaped his contemporary reputation. Part 1, Life and Times, traces Larkin's early years and follows his development, within his career as a university librarian, into one of the most important and popular voices in twentieth-century poetry. Part 2, Artistic Strategies, explores a range of methodologies and aesthetic influences by which Larkin was empowered to create poetry at once both accessible and profound. Part 3, Reading Larkin, provides detailed critical commentary on many of the poems from his three major collections, The Less Deceived, The Whitsun Weddings and High Windows. Part 4, Reception, outlines the history of Larkin's reputation from the mid-1950s to the present, examining the debates to which his poetry has given rise. John Gilroy teaches at Anglia Ruskin University and for the University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education.

Flucht vor dem Zauberer

Roman
Author: Iris Murdoch
Publisher: Piper Edition
ISBN: 3492977839
Category: Fiction
Page: 397
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Iris Murdoch erzählt von einem Mann, dessen unheilvoller Faszination sich kaum jemand entziehen kann In »Flucht vor dem Zauberer« wird die Geschichte einer Gruppe erzählt, die sich um den geheimnisvollen Zauberer Mischa Fox schart. Annette, die aus ihrem Internat wegläuft, bevor sie ihren Abschluss macht, die melancholische Rose, die sich zwischen zwei Brüdern entscheiden muss und Peter, der besessen ist von einer geheimnisvollen altertümlichen Schrift.

Philip Larkin’s Poetics

Theory and Practice of an English Post-war Poet
Author: István D. Rácz
Publisher: Brill | Rodopi
ISBN: 9004311076
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 238
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This book offers a discussion of the poetics of the outstanding post-1945 British poet Philip Larkin, providing evidence that Larkin’s principles of writing poetry form a logically organized system.

Philip Larkin

The Poet's Plight
Author: J. Booth
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230595820
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 230
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James Booth reads Philip Larkin's mature poetry in terms of his ambiguous self-image as lonely, anti-social outsider, plighted to his art, and as nine-to-five librarian, sharing the common plight of humanity. Booth's focus is on Larkin's artistry with words, the 'verbal devices' through which this purest of lyric poets celebrates 'the experience. The beauty.' Featuring discussion for the first time of two recently discovered poems by Larkin, this original and exciting new study will be of interest to all students, scholars and enthusiasts of Larkin.

Belonging and Estrangement in the Poetry of Philip Larkin, R.S. Thomas and Charles Causley


Author: Rory Waterman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317175239
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 224
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Focusing on the significance of place, connection and relationship in three poets who are seldom considered in conjunction, Rory Waterman argues that Philip Larkin, R.S. Thomas and Charles Causley epitomize many of the emotional and societal shifts and mores of their age. Waterman looks at the foundations underpinning their poetry; the attempts of all three to forge a sense of belonging with or separateness from their readers; the poets’ varying responses to their geographical and cultural origins; the belonging and estrangement that inheres in relationships, including marriage; the forced estrangements of war; the antagonism between social belonging and a need for isolation; and, finally, the charged issues of faith and mortality in an increasingly secularized country.

Radical Larkin

Seven Types of Technical Mastery
Author: J. Osborne
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137410639
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 292
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The first critical monograph to benefit from the textual rigour of Archie Burnett's landmark edition of The Complete Poems (2012), Radical Larkin celebrates Larkin's technical genius by offering seven in-depth analyses of the stylistic strategies he used to create eleven of his most famous poems.

The Complete Poems


Author: William Empson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780140189629
Category: English poetry
Page: 410
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Empson has long been applauded for the dazzling intelligence and emotional passion of his poems. Praised in his lifetime by the likes of T.S. Eliot, Dylan Thomas and John Betjeman, his reputation contines to be high. His poems take a wide range of themes from metaphysics to melancholy, social climbing to political satire, and from love to loss.

The Picador Book of Wedding Poems


Author: Peter Forbes
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1447204271
Category: Poetry
Page: 224
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The Picador Book of Wedding Poems is not just a pocket-sized Cyrano de Bergerac for the romantically tongue-tied: it is a veritable dictionary of all the ways in which love can be declared. If you’re in the first throes of new love, need to put a relationship to the test, or have reached the point of a great affirmation or commitment, you’ll find a poem here beautifully fitted to the occasion. This is an ideal book when a speech – whether public or private – has to be made, an instant cure for love-letter writer’s block, and the perfect companion on those lonely evenings when we need our strongest emotions put into words – written by the greatest poets in the language.

Selected Poems


Author: Andrew Marvell
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780415940870
Category: Poetry
Page: 96
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"The quality which [Andrew] Marvell had," T.S. Eliot remarked, "whether we call it wit or reason or even urbanity.is something precious and needed and apparently extinct." This selection does justice to every aspect of his poetry and demonstrates why he remains one of the best-loved poets in English. His life spans three ages: the reign of Charles I, the Commonwealth, and the Restoration. But however much his politics altered with history's altering seasons, his poetry is all of a piece, from the bold fairness of "An Horatian Ode Upon Cromwell's Return from Ireland" to the luminous visioni of nature in 'Upon Appleton House'. Philip Larkin admired Marvell's "hallucinatory images" and his "sudden sincerities that are as convincing in our age as his." As well as twenty-nine selected poems, this volume includes a concise introduction to Marvell and a brief guide to further reading.

The Complete Poems of William Empson


Author: William Empson,John Haffenden
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780813020808
Category: Poetry
Page: 410
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William Empson's poetry occupies a central place in 20th-century literature. Acclaimed as the brilliant author of Seven Types of Ambiguity, published when he was only 24, Empson has been applauded for the dazzling intelligence and emotional passion of his poems. T. S. Eliot praised the "brain power" and "intense feeling" of his poetry; F. R. Leavis hailed him as the first true successor to John Donne. Robert Lowell told Empson: "I think you are the most intelligent poet writing in our language and perhaps the best. I put you with Hardy and Graves and Auden and Philip Larkin". Empson's poems have a range of themes from metaphysics to melancholy, social climbing to political satire, love to loss. Above all, he was stimulated by the implications of modern science, which he called "the only fertile part of the contemporary mind". This volume brings together for the first time all the poems that Empson published in his lifetime and several more discovered since his death. Drawing on unpublished papers, interviews, readings, and broadcasts, John Haffenden's introduction and annotations identify manuscript sources, allusions, and intertexts. The volume also includes Empson's own notes, which he regarded as a vital complement to the poetry. Sir William Empson was educated at Winchester and Cambridge and taught at Tokyo University, Peking National University, and the University of Sheffield, where he was chair of English literature from 1952 until his retirement in 1971. He was knighted in 1979 and died in London in 1984.

Reading Dante: From Here to Eternity


Author: Prue Shaw
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0871407809
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 398
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The best and most eloquent introduction to Dante for our time. Prue Shaw is one of the world's foremost authorities on Dante. Written with the general reader in mind, Reading Dante brings her knowledge to bear in an accessible yet expert introduction to his great poem. This is far more than an exegesis of Dante’s three-part Commedia. Shaw communicates the imaginative power, the linguistic skill and the emotional intensity of Dante’s poetry—the qualities that make the Commedia perhaps the greatest literary work of all time and not simply a medieval treatise on morality and religion. The book provides a graphic account of the complicated geography of Dante's version of the afterlife and a sure guide to thirteenth-century Florence and the people and places that influenced him. At the same time it offers a literary experience that lifts the reader into the universal realms of poetry and mythology, creating links not only to the classical world of Virgil and Ovid but also to modern art and poetry, the world of T. S. Eliot, Seamus Heaney and many others. Dante's questions are our questions: What is it to be a human being? How should we judge human behavior? What matters in life and in death? Reading Dante helps the reader to understand Dante’s answers to these timeless questions and to see how surprisingly close they sometimes are to modern answers. Reading Dante is an astonishingly lyrical work that will appeal to both those who’ve never read the Commedia and those who have. It underscores Dante's belief that poetry can change human lives.

English Poetry Since 1940


Author: Neil Corcoran
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131790236X
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 326
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Neil Corcoran's book is a major survey and interpretation of modern British poetry since 1940, offering a wealth of insights into poets and their work and placing them in a broader context of poetic dialogue and cultural exchange. The book is organised into five main parts, beginning with a consideration of the late Modernism of T. S. Eliot and W. H. Auden and ranging, decade by decade, from the poetry of the Second World War and the `New Romanticism' of Dylan Thomas to the Movement, the poetry of Northern Ireland, the variety of contemporary women's poetry and the diversity of the contemporary scene. The book will be especially useful for students as it includes detailed and lively readings of works by such poets as Ted Hughes, Seamus Heaney and Philip Larkin.

Poetic Rhythm

An Introduction
Author: Derek Attridge
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521423694
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 274
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This is the first introduction to rhythm and meter that begins where students are: as speakers of English familiar with the rhythms of the spoken word, nursery rhymes, song and rap. Poetic Rhythm builds on this knowledge and experience, moving from basic questions about the rhythms of spoken English to the elaborate achievements of past and present poets. Terminology is straightforward and there are frequent practical exercises. Poetic Rhythm will help readers of English poetry experience and enjoy its power, subtlety and diversity, and will serve as an invaluable tool for those who write or discuss poetry in English.

Ways of Reading

Advanced Reading Skills for Students of English Literature
Author: Martin Montgomery,Alan Durant,Nigel Fabb,Tom Furniss,Sara Mills
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134280254
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 384
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First Published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Poetry

The Ultimate Guide
Author: Richard Bradford
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137267844
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 272
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Richard Bradford's new introduction to poetry begins with and answers the slippery question, 'what is poetry?'. The book provides a compact history of English poetry from the 16th century to the present day and surveys the major critical and theoretical approaches to verse. It tackles the important issues of gender, race and nationality and concludes with a lengthy account of how to recognise good poetry. This engaging and readable book is accessible to all readers, from those who simply enjoy poetry through university first years to graduate students. Poetry: The Ultimate Guide provides the technical and critical tools you need to approach and evaluate poetry, and to articulate your own views.

Gemini

A Novel
Author: Carol Cassella
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451627955
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
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“Gemini is an unforgettable novel—a morality tale, a mystery, and a love story that will leave readers breathless” (Maria Semple, New York Times bestselling author of Where’d You Go, Bernadette). As should be the case with any memorable love story, the first time Raney Remington saw Bo she hated him. When the skinny kid from the city first arrives in her Pacific Northwest hometown, Raney doesn’t quite know what to make of him. Yet her intense dislike of the know-it-all bookworm softens as Bo latches on to Raney, eager to learn about the Washington island he’s been sent for the summer. Decades later Dr. Charlotte Reese finds herself fighting to keep an unconscious ICU patient stable while also unwrapping the mystery of the unconscious woman, the victim of a hit-and-run. Consumed by questions about the woman’s identity, Charlotte enlists Eric, her journalist boyfriend, to investigate. Their search for answers brings them to heartrending truths about Jane Doe―and themselves. In beautiful interwoven storytelling, master of medical drama Carol Cassella presents two women—lifetimes apart—who face the inescapable forces shaping their lives. Filled with stunning medical detail and set against the breathtaking backdrop of the Pacific Northwest, Gemini is a vivid novel of moral complexity and emotional depth that “is just what the doctor ordered” (People).