This Entirely New Edition Brings Together All Of Philip Larkin S Poems In Addition To Those In Collected Poems 1988 , And In The Early Poems And Juvenilia 2005 , Some Unpublished Pieces From Larkin S Typescripts And Workbooks Are Included, As Well As Verse By Turns Scurrilous, Satirical, Affectionate, And Sentimental Tucked Away In His Letters The Manuscript And Printed Sources Have Been Scrutinized Afresh Detailed Accounts Than Hitherto Available Of The Sources Of The Text And Of Dates Of Composition Are Provided And Previous Accounts Of Composition Dates Have Been Corrected Variant Wordings From Larkin S Typescripts And The Early Printings Are Recorded.For The First Time, The 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 Due Prominence Is Given To The Poet S Comments On His Poems, Which Often Outline The Circumstances That Gave Rise To A Poem, Or State What He Was Trying To Achieve Larkin Played Down His Literariness, But His Poetry Enrichingly Alludes To And Echoes The Writings Of Many Others Archie Burnett S Commentary Establishes Him As A Complex And Literary Poet Than Many Readers Have Suspected.
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- The Complete Poems of Philip Larkin
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- 04 February 2018 Philip Larkin