Philip Larkin, Paperback

Philip Larkin Paperback

Edited by Stephen Regan

Part of the New Casebooks series


Since his death in 1985, Philip Larkin's reputation as a writer has undergone a profound and dramatic transformation.

With the publication of a candid biography, a controversial collection of letters and a comprehensive edition of the poems, the abiding interests and concerns of Larkin criticism have been radically altered.

At the same time, the impact of literary theory has brought a new set of critical perspectives and approaches to bear on the poetry.

The essays in this volume abandon the tired cliches of an older critical consensus and offer a lively, provocative response to such issues as sexual politics, national identity and post-colonialism in the work of a writer widely regarded as the best Poet Laureate Britain never had.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 280 pages, further reading, index
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Literary studies: from c 1900 -
  • ISBN: 9780333604847



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