The Whitsun Weddings

Author(s): Philip Larkin

Poetry

Philip Larkin (1922-1985) remains England's best-loved poet - a writer matchlessly capable of evoking his native land and of touching all readers from the most sophisticated intellectual to the proverbial common reader. The late John Betjeman observed that 'this tenderly observant poet writes clearly, rhythmically, and thoughtfully about what all of us can understand'. Behind this modest description lies a poet who made greatness look, in Milton's prescription, 'simple, sensuous and passionate'.


Product Information

One of six wonderful collections published in celebration of Faber's rich poetry heritage.

Philip Larkin was born in Coventry in 1922 and was educated at King Henry VIII School, Coventry, and St John's College, Oxford. As well as his volumes of poems, which include The Whitsun Weddings and High Windows, he wrote two novels, Jill and A Girl in Winter, and two books of collected journalism: All What Jazz: A Record Library, and Required Writing: Miscellaneous Prose. He worked as a librarian at the University of Hull from 1955 until his death in 1985. He was the best-loved poet of his generation, and the recipient of innumerable honours, including the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry, and the WHSmith Award.

General Fields

  • : 9780571259281
  • : Faber & Faber, Limited
  • : Faber & Faber, Limited
  • : May 2010
  • : 206mm X 130mm X 9mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Philip Larkin
  • : Hardback
  • : 1
  • : English
  • : 64