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Selected letters of Philip Larkin, 1940-1985

Author: Philip Larkin; Anthony Thwaite
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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There are over 700 letters in this impressive collection, to more than fifty recipients, dating from Larkin's late teens until close to his death at the age of sixty-three. He never stopped writing letters, whatever other writing droughts he suffered. Early letters to school friends including the writer Kingsley Amis form a portrait of the young artist, full of jazz, literature and obscenities; later correspondents  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Records and correspondence
Correspondence
Named Person: Philip Larkin; Philip Larkin; Philip Larkin; Philip Larkin
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Larkin; Anthony Thwaite
ISBN: 0374258295 9780374258290 0571151973 9780571151974
OCLC Number: 29435397
Notes: Includes index.
Facsims. on lining papers.
Description: xxxvi, 791 pages : illustrations, [16] pages of plates ; 24 cm
Contents: List of illustrations --
Acknowledgements --
Introduction --
Chronology --
Notes on Recipients --
THE LETTERS --
Index of Recipients --
General Index.
Other Titles: Correspondence.
Responsibility: edited by Anthony Thwaite.

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These letters throw light on a more complex figure than most readers will probably be expecting. Whether addressing his literary friends, who included Barbara Pym, Kinglsey Amis and John Betjeman, or  Read more...

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