Authors/Contributors

Robert Phillips

Document Type

Article

Date

Spring 1989

Embargo Period

3-25-2011

Keywords

Syracuse University Special Collections, Robert Phillips Papers, Philip Larkin, poetry

Language

English

Disciplines

Arts and Humanities | English Language and Literature | Modern Literature

Description/Abstract

This article provides some details about the life of the English poet Philip Larkin. This enigmatic man wrote some of the best poetry in the English language of the twentieth century. His work had a lasting effect upon readers. After that of Sir John Betjeman, Larkin's verse was probably the best-loved of any contemporary poetry in the United Kingdom.

Additional Information

Contains quotations from letters of Philip Larkin to the author, a letter to George Plimpton, and portions of a published interview with Mr. Larkin. They are used with permission of the estate of Philip Larkin, and Mr. Plimpton.

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