Philip Larkin Critics

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Lisa Jardine
Larkin is "a casual, habitual racist and an easy misogynist."
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Bristow
"His poetry served as a central component of late-twentieth-century English cultural consciousness."
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Heaney
"Larkin is daunted by both life and death."
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Reagan
"Larkin's deep enchantment with the state of nation."
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Mackinnon
"Ostensibly dismissive, even derisive attitude to religion."
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David Punter {Poems}
"In the poems, there is often a strange beauty to be found mysteriously in the most unexpected places."
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David Punter {Loneliness}
"Larkin is pre-eminently a poet of loneliness and loss."
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Hall
"Larkin's despondency can all too easily obscure our sense of his capacity for good will and pleasure."
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Andy Golding
"It would be wrong to claim that Larkin was entirely pessimistic in approach."
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James Naremore {Onlooker}
"Larkin seldom presents himself as anything but an onlooker."
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Michael Georin-Tosh
"Larkin cast himself as a resolutely ordinary and unpretentious poet."
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A. Banerjee
"Larkin's writing is curiously uplifting because of the way it shapes the sadness of life into poetry."
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Blake Morrison
"Larkin is the knowing outsider."
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Peter R. King
"A poetry of disappointment, of the destruction of romantic illusions, of man's defeat by time and his own inadequacies."
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Nick Johnston Jones
"The poetic persona may vary between poems, but solicitude and separation are common figures."
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James Naremore {Whitsun Weddings}
"Poems such as 'The Whitsun Weddings' show that Larkin is trying to assert his humanity, not deny it."
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King
"The lucidity of language invited understanding even when the ideas expressed are paradoxical or complex."
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