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Philip Larkin and the plight of poetry

Author: James Booth
Publisher: Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English

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  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Philip Larkin; Philip Larkin
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Booth
ISBN: 1403918341 9781403918345
OCLC Number: 57638794
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 240 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Acknowledgements Abbreviations The Poet's Plight Poetry as a Living Loves and Muses I Loves and Muses II Poetic Histories Living Rooms Empty Gestures Appendix Notes Bibliography Index
Responsibility: James Booth.


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'Fresh and engaging; sure to be welcomed by both confirmed admirers of Larkin's work and new readers alike.' - Douglas Dunn, University of St. AndrewsAn authoritative and elegant elucidation of the Read more...

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