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  • Paperback
  • 574
  • Philip Larkin: A Writer's Life
  • Andrew Motion
  • English
  • 14 June 2018
  • 9780374524074

About the Author: Andrew Motion

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  1. Paul Paul says:

    Philip Larkin: A Writer's Life PDF/EPUB ↠ Philip philip kindle, larkin ebok, writer's epub, life ebok, Philip Larkin mobile, A Writer's ebok, Philip Larkin A Writer's LifeLarkin A Writer's pdf, Philip Larkin A Writer's Life PDFEPUBHow do you review a book like this? An erudite and scholarly examination of a poet with (to me) repugnant opinions. He has written some great poems and yet he was undoubtedly racist and right wing. His relationships with women were complex and he had a horror of commitment which led him to have long term relationships with two particul

  2. Lorraine Lorraine says:

    Philip Larkin: A Writer's Life PDF/EPUB ↠ Philip philip kindle, larkin ebok, writer's epub, life ebok, Philip Larkin mobile, A Writer's ebok, Philip Larkin A Writer's LifeLarkin A Writer's pdf, Philip Larkin A Writer's Life PDFEPUBMotion was one of Larkin's literary executors. He's also a scholar and a poet (in fact, the current Poet Laureate). Being a biography, this leans heavily to Motion's scholarly side... On the one hand, one can't help but be impressed. Motion's talents as a scholar as undeniable: he digs out information diligently, and the wealth of information present in this book is a must for the Larkin scholar (I would say, fan, but not all fans are this rabid presumably?). More than this, Motion's readings often have merit, he's obviously talented at criticism -type things, and his biographical readings are highly enlightening.

    But (this conjunction was coming from a mile away) -- but -- one can't help but get the sense, as Amis

  3. Dougie Morgan Dougie Morgan says:

    Philip Larkin: A Writer's Life PDF/EPUB ↠ Philip philip kindle, larkin ebok, writer's epub, life ebok, Philip Larkin mobile, A Writer's ebok, Philip Larkin A Writer's LifeLarkin A Writer's pdf, Philip Larkin A Writer's Life PDFEPUBOne must always approach the genre of biography with the utmost wariness and caution, as it is possibly the most turbulent and variable form of literature there is. All too often, one finds that the biographer in question is either cronyistic to the point of venerating their subject, or over-interested in very specific areas of the subject’s life, both traits that tend to be detrimental to the work and its quality. Unfortunately, the production of a reasonably insightful and trenchant book necessitates an author who has been acquainted, in some shape or form, with the person to be studied, which tends to result in the aforementioned flaws that so mar their efforts. It is a dedicated professional indeed who eschews the bias concomitant with association in favour of producing an enduring, objective text, in spite

  4. Bob Primosch Bob Primosch says:

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  5. Phan Quang Nghia Phan Quang Nghia says:

    Philip Larkin: A Writer's Life PDF/EPUB ↠ Philip philip kindle, larkin ebok, writer's epub, life ebok, Philip Larkin mobile, A Writer's ebok, Philip Larkin A Writer's LifeLarkin A Writer's pdf, Philip Larkin A Writer's Life PDFEPUBThe biography is long and time-consuming, like every other biography. It shows a remarkable life of the Hull Hermit, a selfish literary one. How people could love Philip Larkin as a friend I occasionally find it hard to understand. This book is definitely not ab

  6. Lizzie Milne Lizzie Milne says:

    Philip Larkin: A Writer's Life PDF/EPUB ↠ Philip philip kindle, larkin ebok, writer's epub, life ebok, Philip Larkin mobile, A Writer's ebok, Philip Larkin A Writer's LifeLarkin A Writer's pdf, Philip Larkin A Writer's Life PDFEPUBDemonstrates Larkin’s complexity - perhaps his letters show the insecure and bad parts of his character, while his poetry demonstrates the good?

  7. Kevin Kevin says:

    Philip Larkin: A Writer's Life PDF/EPUB ↠ Philip philip kindle, larkin ebok, writer's epub, life ebok, Philip Larkin mobile, A Writer's ebok, Philip Larkin A Writer's LifeLarkin A Writer's pdf, Philip Larkin A Writer's Life PDFEPUBA five-star book, less half a star for the patronizing way Motion makes pronouncements about what Larkin didn't really mean or how Larkin was doing or saying this or that merely for effect; and another half a star for his inability to present Larkin's political views without downplaying them, denigrating them; or pretending they were the result of Larkin's shallow understanding of politics.

  8. Ruth Ruth says:

    Philip Larkin: A Writer's Life PDF/EPUB ↠ Philip philip kindle, larkin ebok, writer's epub, life ebok, Philip Larkin mobile, A Writer's ebok, Philip Larkin A Writer's LifeLarkin A Writer's pdf, Philip Larkin A Writer's Life PDFEPUBI am a big Larkin fan (“home is so sad. It stays as it was left.”). He was an English Poet, born 1922, died 1985. Larkin wrote a few books of poems and two novels. He also did reviews, especially of Jazz music, none of which I have read.

    Despite my quality education, I only really got into him in the past couple of years. Someone at work told me about him, and off I went.

    “The trees are coming into leaf
    Like something almost being said.“

    Emily D., step back for a while.
    “If I were called in
    To construct a religion
    I should make use of water.”

    He writes love poems (“latest face”) and anti love poems. (“talking in bed”). His poems “Toads” and “Toads revisited” are about having to work for a living.

    This is a decent biography, it is comprehensive without being dense or dull. It passes my test of tolerance--and does cover his sex life?

  9. Annette Annette says:

    Philip Larkin: A Writer's Life PDF/EPUB ↠ Philip philip kindle, larkin ebok, writer's epub, life ebok, Philip Larkin mobile, A Writer's ebok, Philip Larkin A Writer's LifeLarkin A Writer's pdf, Philip Larkin A Writer's Life PDFEPUBFinally finished, and worth the ride. A very sad story on the surface, given Larkin's very English depressive nature and complicated love life, but as he himself understood, his misery was the key to his artistry. It was also fascinating to see in action how the

  10. Philip Lee Philip Lee says:

    Philip Larkin: A Writer's Life PDF/EPUB ↠ Philip philip kindle, larkin ebok, writer's epub, life ebok, Philip Larkin mobile, A Writer's ebok, Philip Larkin A Writer's LifeLarkin A Writer's pdf, Philip Larkin A Writer's Life PDFEPUBI don't think Motion went as far as he could in nailing his subject to the mast, but his friendship with Larkin might have held him back. In fact, he is rather defensive about the poet's racism and doesn't address the contradiction between his attitude towards non-white people and his taste in music. Having said that, Larkin was a poet who somehow managed to make poetry accessible for many people and in doing so produced some memorable and important work. Motion's exhaustive b

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