Philip Larkin (Larkin Philip)( English poet.)
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Biography Philip Larkin (Larkin Philip)
The main theme of his poetry - loss, loneliness and suffering of disadvantaged people's lives. Born August 9, 1922 in Coventry. In 1940 he graduated from St John's College, Oxford University, then worked as a librarian. Since 1955 - a librarian at the University of g.Halla.
First poems experiments Larkin, included in a collection of the North Ship (The North Ship, 1945), have echoes of the poetry of WB Yeats and WH Auden. Larkin gravitates toward clarity and accessibility of traditional poetic language. Eventually his style was formed in the collection of poems over the other in debt (The Less Deceived, 1955), whose lyrical hero - lost in urban life, a loner, able to reveal the illusory nature of things, but not inclined to point fingers.
The first literary steps Larkin contacted with the literary group of the 1950's 'The Movement' ( 'The Movement'), was trying to enter the poetry of phenomena of daily life and accessible to the reader a simple spoken language. However, for mature collections Larkin Weddings at Trinity (Whitsun Weddings, 1964) and The High Window (High Windows, 1974) is characterized by romantic irony
. In addition to poetry books, . Larkin published two novels - Jill (Jill, . 1946) and a girl in winter (A Girl in Winter, . 1947), . and a collection of reviews of jazz all about jazz (All What Jazz, . 1970) and a collection of essays should be creative (Required Writing, . 1983),
. Larkin died in Hull on Dec. 2, 1985.