Philip Larkin And His Audiences

Hardcover | February 15, 2010

byGillian Steinberg, Gillian D Steinberg

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Philip Larkin, one of England's greatest and most popular twentieth-century poets, is nonetheless widely regarded as a misanthropic, provincial recluse. This volume re-examines that critical view and argues that Larkin's poetry, far from demonstrating his misanthropy, highlights his profound awareness of and concern for readers.

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Philip Larkin, one of England's greatest and most popular twentieth-century poets, is nonetheless widely regarded as a misanthropic, provincial recluse. This volume re-examines that critical view and argues that Larkin's poetry, far from demonstrating his misanthropy, highlights his profound awareness of and concern for readers.

GILLIAN STEINBERG is Assistant Professor of English at Yeshiva University in New York City.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:232 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.5 inPublished:February 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230237789

ISBN - 13:9780230237780

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
List of Abbreviations
Preface
Larkin and Audience
Larkins Voices 
Memory and Change
Jazz and Audienceship
Religion and Empathy
Conclusion: Two Philips
Notes
Index