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High Windows

Literary essay


by
Philip LARKIN

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 64 pages

File size: 142 KB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

When Philip Larkin’s High Windows first appeared, Kingsley Amis spoke for a large and loyal readership when he wrote: ‘Larkin’s admirers need only be told that he is as good as ever here, if not slightly better.’ Like Betjeman and Hardy, Larkin is a poet who can move a large audience – without betraying the highest artistic standards. The poems in High Windows illustrate Larkin’s unrivalled ability to bring lyrical expression to ordinary, urban lives. It is a gift that makes him one of the most truly popular of the twentieth century’s poets.

When Philip Larkin’s High Windows first appeared, Kingsley Amis spoke for a large and loyal readership when he wrote: ‘Larkin’s admirers need only be told that he is as good as ever here, if not slightly better.’ Like Betjeman and Hardy, Larkin is a poet who can move a large audience – without betraying the highest artistic standards. The poems in High Windows illustrate Larkin’s unrivalled ability to bring lyrical expression to ordinary, urban lives. It is a gift… (more)

When Philip Larkin’s High Windows first appeared, Kingsley Amis spoke for a large and loyal readership when he wrote: ‘Larkin’s admirers need only be told that he is as good as ever here, if not slightly better.’ Like Betjeman and Hardy, Larkin is a poet who can move a large audience – without betraying the highest artistic standards. The poems in High Windows illustrate Larkin’s unrivalled ability to bring lyrical expression to ordinary, urban lives. It is a gift that makes him one of the most truly popular of the twentieth century’s poets.

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