Philip Larkin - Crit Quotes

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Philip Larkin
"They f*ck you up your mum and dad, they may not mean to but they do"
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Terry Eagleton
"It is the truth that Larkin f*cked up his readers by seducing them into his own dingy world of boredom, self-pity and disgust"
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Philip Larkin
All know they are going to die, not yet, perhaps not here, but in the end"
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Terry Eagleton
[Larkin] is a death-obsessed, emotionally-retarded misanthropist who had the impudence to generalise his own fears and failings to the way things are"
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Terry Eagleton
When [Larkin] died in 1985, Larkin left British poetry sick and weasing in the casualty ward of modern culture"
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Terry Eagleton
"It's a drab world that Larkin invites us into of suffering and solitude, sexual disappointments and the fear of death"
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Professor John Lucas
"Larkins poetry at its worst is of course drenched with the sadness of things"
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Terry Eagleton
"[Larkin] was a professional grouser, who didn't mind confessing what a poor thing his life actually was"
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Terry Eagleton
"Larkins life was a study in timidity and evasion"
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"It is the truth that Larkin f*cked up his readers by seducing them into his own dingy world of boredom, self-pity and disgust"

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Terry Eagleton

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All know they are going to die, not yet, perhaps not here, but in the end"

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[Larkin] is a death-obsessed, emotionally-retarded misanthropist who had the impudence to generalise his own fears and failings to the way things are"

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When [Larkin] died in 1985, Larkin left British poetry sick and weasing in the casualty ward of modern culture"

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