Philip Larkin Context

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  • Created on: 03-03-19 19:51
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  • Larkin Context
    • jazz critic
      • 'For Sidney Bechet'
    • worked as a librarian
    • not really influenced by the 'swinging sixties'
    • part of The Movement
      • rejected modernism
      • favoured everyday language
      • included John Wain + Kingsley Amis
    • seen as pessimistic
    • grew up in Coventry
      • described childhood as 'boring'
    • 1965 = 'The Whitsun Weddings' was published
    • never married but had relationships
      • 'Wild Oats'
      • Ruth Bowman
      • Monica Jones
      • Maeve Brennan
      • Betty Mackereth
    • post-war austerity
    • lived in Hull for 30 years
      • described it as a "dump"
      • 'the Hermit of Hull'
    • letters published after death
      • accused of racism + sexism
    • born 1922, died 1985

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