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Author Palmer, Richard, 1947-

Title Such deliberate disguises : the art of Philip Larkin / Richard Palmer
Published London ; New York : Continuum, [2008]
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Description 1 online resource (xxii, 178 pages)
Series Continuum Literary Studies
Continuum literary studies.
Contents Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Preface; Part I: Larkin's Jazz: 'An Enormous Yes'; 1. Prologue: 'Useful to Get That Learnt'; 2. All What Jazz: Larkin's Most Expensive Mistake; 3. 'Essential Beauty': Larkin's Righteous Jazz; 4. Conclusion: 'The Natural Noise Of Good'; Part II: Arrival: Larkin's Mature Verse; 5. Departures and Arrivals; 6. Larkin and Religion; 7. Fears, Antipathies and Aversions; Part III: Larkin the Librarian; 8. Larkin the Librarian; Appendix: A Skeleton Discography; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; V; W; Y; Z
Summary Such Deliberate Disguises: The Art of Philip Larkin argues that a true understanding of Philip Larkin as man and poet lies beyond his enduring public appeal and the variety of criticism that has recently been applied to his work. Richard Palmer suggests that the ostensible simplicity of Larkin's writing, which continues to attract so many readers to him, is deceptive, masking as it does one of the richest and most resonant of oeuvres in twentieth-century poetry. Penetrating the many masks of Larkin, the book sheds new and considerable light on the hitherto largely ignored spiritual significanc
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 147-171) and index
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Subject Larkin, Philip -- Criticism and interpretation.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 144116782X (electronic bk.)
9781441167828 (electronic bk.)