Commentaries on Larkin Poems
By poet David Wheldon.
‘Ambulances’, ‘The Explosion’ and ‘Wedding Wind’
A N Wilson reflects in the Daily Telegraph on the poem that Maeve Brennan could not bear to read complete, and compares it with Horace and Keats. Interesting – but in the end the critic blinks first..
Eros, Thanatos and the negation of the will-to-live in Larkin’s poetry
by Spiros Doikas at www.translatum.gr.
High Windows and Four-Letter Words
A note on Philip Larkin by Stephen Burt. Boston Review.
by Marcus Herold at the University of Cologne English Department.
Sacramentalism in the Poetry of Philip Larkin
by Don King.
“Wanking at ten past three”: Larkin’s posthumous love poetry
by Hans Osterwalder (Université de Zurich) .
Greek language translations by Spiros Doikas of some Larkin poems.
‘The Art of Poetry’: No. 30 – Philip Larkin.
Larkin Web Sites
– The website of the project to produce a CD of new musical settings of Larkin’s poetry by some of the best songwriters in Hull and the East Riding of Yorkshire.
– with audio of Larkin reading from the 1959 LP recording of The Less Deceived.
– Experience and Expectation in the Poetry of Philip Larkin. Another site dedicated to Larkin.
Official website for the Larkin 25 commemoration activities.
A tribute to the late poet Philip Larkin
by Craig Raine, at The Guardian.
by Jean Hartley. (The Guardian – June 19, 2003)
by John Sutherland. (The Guardian – March 15, 2001)
by Anthony Thwaite. (The Guardian – July 21, 2011)
by James Booth. (The Guardian – January 23, 2013)
by Michael Coveney. (The Guardian – April 22, 2013)
by Ann Thwaite. (The Guardian – August 28, 2014)
Poetic reflections on a Belfast Twelfth
Fionnuala O’Connor brings Larkin’s perspective to bear on the Belfast marching season . (The Irish News – July 16, 2015)
Alan Plater discusses the appeal of Larkin to playrights. (The Guardian – November 27, 2003)
How the young Philip Larkin courted Trouble at Willow Gables
Emma Hartley and Vanessa Thorpe. (The Observer – April 22, 2001)
by Rachel Cooke. (The Guardian – April 24, 2001)
Life limited by love – Larkin with Women
by Michael Billington. A review of the Ben Brown play Larkin with Women. (The Guardian – November 13, 1999)
Revealed: Larkin the Tender Lover
by John Ezard. (The Guardian – October 15, 1999)
Twice Collected: the well-cared-for Poems of Philip Larkin
by John Updike, reviewing the 2004 US Edition of Larkin’s Collected Poems. (The New Yorker – July 26, 2004)
by John Banville, (The New York Review of Books – Volume 53, Number 3. February 23, 2006)
at Roger Dover at Wrexham – North East Wales Institute of Higher Eductaion
by Ellen Moore at Virginia Commonwealth University.
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