Collected Poems, Paperback Book
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Since its publication in 1988, Philip Larkin's Collected Poems has become essential reading on any poetry bookshelf.

This new edition returns to Larkin's own deliberate ordering of his poems, presenting, in their original sequence, his four published books: The North Ship, The Less Deceived, The Whitsun Weddings and High Windows.

It also includes an appendix of poems that Larkin published in other places, from his juvenilia to his final years - some of which might have appeared in a late book, if he had lived.

Preserving everything that he published in his lifetime, this new Collected Poems returns the reader to the book Larkin might have intended.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber
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  • ISBN: 9780571216543



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hated him until I read him. 'The trees are coming into leafgLike something almost being said ...'You said it Phil.

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Brilliant, brilliant Larkin; very few writers' inner lives live on in such splendid detail through their poetry as this.

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This Be The Verse - Happy Father's Day!<br/><br/>I feel like a liar whenever I mark down a good book of poetry as 'read'. You don't read it straight through, and you don't ever finish it. With poetry (and memorable fiction) you go back and reference the good bits infrequently. Larkin's joining that group, no question.<br/><br/>So what if the man is a shitheel? What he created will endure, beautiful and decayed as it is.

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If you are feeling curmudgeonly or bitter, there are some good poems here for that. (Other kinds, too).