Philip Larkin: Art and Self: Five Studies by M. RowePhilip Larkin: Art and Self: Five Studies by M. Rowe

Philip Larkin: Art and Self: Five Studies

byM. Rowe

Hardcover | February 8, 2011

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Exploring the complex relationship between aesthetic experience and personal identity in Larkin's work, this book gives close and original readings of three major poems ('Here', 'Livings' and 'Aubade'), and two neglected but important themes (Larkin and the supernatural, Larkin and Flaubert).
M.W. ROWE was educated at Cranbrook School and Cambridge and York Universities. Before becoming Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of East Anglia, he taught at Pocklington School and Birkbeck College London. His previous books are: Philosophy and Literature: A Book of Essays (2004), and Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst: Virtuoso Vi...
Title:Philip Larkin: Art and Self: Five StudiesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:240 pagesPublished:February 8, 2011Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230251714

ISBN - 13:9780230251717


Table of Contents

'Here' by Philip Larkin
'Here': Avoiding the Subject
'Livings' by Philip Larkin
Kant, Joyce, and the Aesthetics of Freedom: A Reading of 'Livings'
Larkin and the Creepy
'Aubade' by Philip Larkin
'Aubade': Death and the Thought of Death

Editorial Reviews

"Mark Rowe's Philip Larkin: Art and Self brings a philosopher's specialism as well as a generalist's breadth to a series of close readings of Larkin's poems. Rowe draws on the full range of a considerable scholarship to illuminate the poet's work from a number of angles, demonstrating throughout the validity of his own claim that 'writing about Larkin is a profound and enlightening pleasure." --David Timms, Professor of English, Bath Spa University, UK "Mark Rowe is a tenacious and pertinacious reader, who brings to Larkin a well-stocked philosophical intelligence. I don't agree with everything he says, but quite often he shifts what Larkin himself wryly called 'Larkin studies' on to a higher plane"--Anthony Thwaite