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First boredom, then fear : the life of Philip Larkin

Author: Richard Bradford
Publisher: London : Peter Owen ; Chester Springs, PA : Distributed in the USA by Dufour Editions, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Richard Bradford's new biography reveals that Philip Larkin treated his prejudices and peculiarities with detached circumspection. Sometimes he shared them, self-mockingly, self-destructively, with his closest friends; he divided up his life so that some people knew him well but none completely. It was only in the poems that the parts began to resemble the whole."
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bradford, Richard, 1957-
First boredom, then fear.
London : Peter Owen ; Chester Springs, PA : Distributed in the USA by Dufour Editions, 2005
(OCoLC)607680733
Named Person: Philip Larkin; Philip Larkin; Philip Larkin
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Bradford
ISBN: 0720611474 9780720611472
OCLC Number: 60802011
Description: 272 pages, [16] pages of plates : portraits ; 23 cm
Contents: Part 1 Home and Oxford --
Part 2 Life and Fictions --
Part 3 The Death of the Novelist --
Part 4 Movements --
Part 5 Women --
Part 6 Suicide by Poetry.
Other Titles: Life of Philip Larkin
Responsibility: Richard Bradford.

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"Richard Bradford's new biography reveals that Philip Larkin treated his prejudices and peculiarities with detached circumspection. Sometimes he shared them, self-mockingly, self-destructively, with his closest friends; he divided up his life so that some people knew him well but none completely. It was only in the poems that the parts began to resemble the whole."

"The trajectory of his poetic writing was influenced principally by his friendship with Kingsley Amis. Without Larkin Amis's imensely successful first novel, Lucky Jim, would not have been written. Its success caused Larkin finally to abandon his own ambitions as a novelist, to concentrate exclusively on his poetry, and his poetry would thereafter become his autobiography. Larkin's poetry is in its own right magnificent, and readers of Bradford's biography will be able to extend their appreciation of his art to an acquaintance with the artist at work."--Jacket.

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