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High Windows by Philip Larkin
  

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A collection, which includes some of Larkin's best-known pieces ( The Old Fools, This Be the Verse, The Explosion, and the title poem) showing the preoccupation with death and transience that is so typical of the poet.

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High Windows by Philip Larkin

Larkin's final collection of poems shows, as does all his best work, his ability to adapt contemporary speech rhythms and everyday vocabulary to subtle metrical patterns and poetic forms. Rather than words comes the thought of high windows: The sun-comprehending glass, And beyond it, the deep blue air, that shows Nothing, and is nowhere, and is endless. - from High Windows .

About the Author

Philip Larkin was born in 1922 and grew up in Coventry. In 1955 he became Librarian of the Brynmor Jones Library at the University of Hull, a post he held until his death in 1985. He was the best-loved poet of his generation and the recipient of innumerable honours, including the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry and the W.H. Smith Award.

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Publication date

22nd October 2014

Author

Philip Larkin

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Publisher

Faber & Faber

Format

Paperback
48 pages

Categories

Poetry
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Poetry by individual poets

ISBN

9780571260140

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