Out of Reach

The Poetry of Philip Larkin

  • Authors
  • Andrew Swarbrick

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Andrew Swarbrick
    Pages 1-16
  3. Andrew Swarbrick
    Pages 17-42
  4. Andrew Swarbrick
    Pages 43-68
  5. Andrew Swarbrick
    Pages 69-91
  6. Andrew Swarbrick
    Pages 92-121
  7. Andrew Swarbrick
    Pages 122-153
  8. Andrew Swarbrick
    Pages 154-174
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 175-202

About this book


This detailed study of Larkin's poetry, the first to take account of recent biographical and archival material, offers new insights into Larkin's development as a poet and a fresh assessment of his achievement. Focusing on Larkin's separately published volumes within the framework of the Collected Poems, this analysis of Larkin's practice and controversial status presents a poet more fundamentally challenging than often supposed. This book will appeal to the specialist, student and general reader alike.


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