Larkin and Duffy critics

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  • Created on: 06-06-18 19:09
Katherine Viner on Duffy and romance
“Duffy’s poetry was filled with lost loves and yearning for the past”
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Bryan Appleyard on Larkin and regret
“he is an advocate of misanthropy and pessimism”
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Preston on Duffy and love
“there’s a persistent sense in her work that love involves as much suffering as it does joy” (Preston)
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Mendelson on Duffy and characters
“Part of Duffy's talent…is her ventriloquism. She slides in and out of her characters' lives on a stream of possessions, aspirations, idioms and turns of phrase.”
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Elise Dalli on Larkin and modernisation
"The notion of the romantic countryside, according to Larkin, has been sullied by the presence of modernisation"
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The Academy of American poets on Larkin and his writing style
"Mocking wit does not conceal the poet's dark vision and underlying obsession with universal themes of mortality, love, and human solitude"
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“he is an advocate of misanthropy and pessimism”

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Bryan Appleyard on Larkin and regret

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“there’s a persistent sense in her work that love involves as much suffering as it does joy” (Preston)

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“Part of Duffy's talent…is her ventriloquism. She slides in and out of her characters' lives on a stream of possessions, aspirations, idioms and turns of phrase.”

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"The notion of the romantic countryside, according to Larkin, has been sullied by the presence of modernisation"

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