Philip Larkin Poems: Selected by Martin Amis

Philip Larkin Poems: Selected by Martin Amis

Philip Larkin


For the 1st time, Faber put up a range from the poetry of Philip Larkin. Drawing on Larkin's 4 collections and on his uncollected poems. selected through Martin Amis. "Many poets make us smile; what percentage poets make us chortle - or, in that curious word, "laugh out loud" (as if there is otherwise of doing it)? Who else makes use of an primarily conversational idiom to accomplish this sort of number of emotional results? Who else takes us, and takes us so usually, from sunlit levity to mellifluous gloom? ...Larkin, usually, is greater than memorable: he's immediately unforgettable." (Martin Amis).

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