The Philip Larkin I Knew

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Manchester University Press, 2002 - Literary Criticism - 240 pages
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The Philip Larkin I Knew traces the author’s close friendship with the poet and stretches over his 30 year tenure of office as librarian of the University of Hull, taking in his literary achievements from The Less Deceived (1955), through The Whitsun Weddings (1964), to High Windows (1974). It reveals Larkin in a new light – courteous, compassionate, generous, and a man of deep sensitivity and charm – with a natural sense of fun and instinctive wit; in contrast to the gloomy and somewhat objectionable portrait that has emerged since his death.

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Maeve Brennan held the post of Sub-librarian in the Brynmor Jones Library at the University of Hull, from 1973 to 1985, having held other posts since 1953.

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