Larkin and Duffy Critics Quotes

Larkin
Quotations from critics concerning Philip Larkin
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‘Larkin had a strong love/hate relationship with the idea of coupledom’
Roddy Lumsden
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‘His writing is driven by a sense of failure’
Andrew Swarbrick
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‘He is an advocate of misanthropy and pessimism’
Bryan Appleyard
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‘’”The Whitsun Weddings” is a gloomy celebration of small lives’
Roddy Lumsden
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Duffy
Quotations from critics concerning Carol Ann Duffy
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‘Exploration of the notion that you do not quite fit’
Rachel Barker
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‘She conveys authentic human experience and emotion without obscuring it with inaccessible language’
Victoria Fea
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‘Duffy probes, challenges and conceptualises the notion of displacement, demonstrating that whilst it can be painful, loss is also formative in shaping identity’
Rachel Barker
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‘Exploration of the limits of language’
Michael Woods
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‘”Mean Time” further explores themes of emotional memories, parents and children, longing, death and love’
Victoria Fea
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Both
Quotations from critics concerning both poets
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‘Duffy shares Larkin’s tragic views of life’
Allen Randolph
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‘She is in many ways Larkin’s antithesis’
Peter Forbes
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Roddy Lumsden

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‘Larkin had a strong love/hate relationship with the idea of coupledom’

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Andrew Swarbrick

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Bryan Appleyard

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Roddy Lumsden

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