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|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
|Named Person:||Philip Larkin; Philip Larkin; Philip Larkin|
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|Description:||272 pages,  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|
"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.