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2014/08/29 11:47
2014/08/29 11:47
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... read poems, and I think, Yes, that’s quite a nice idea, but why can’t he make a poem of it? Make it memorable? It’s no good just writing it down! At any level that matters, form and content are...
2014/08/29 11:47
2014/08/29 11:47
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2014/08/28 12:05
2014/08/28 12:05
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In November 2013 the city of Kingston upon Hull, often shorted to 'Hull', was named 'City of Culture 2017', ahead of Swansea Bay, Leicester, and Dundee. Since then Martin Green, who was commissioned...
2014/08/28 10:24
2014/08/28 10:24
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Philip Larkin: Life, Art and Love James Booth Bloomsbury, 532pp, £25 There are moments in James Booth’s fine portrait of Philip Larkin when the reader may well feel profoundly grateful that he or...
2014/08/28 09:24
2014/08/28 09:24
1d
Where I came from, you were a Beatles girl or a Rolling Stones girl. Just as, a few years earlier, you were a Connie Francis or a Juliette Gréco girl: white shoes and a beehive hairdo or black...
2014/08/26 06:09
2014/08/26 06:09
3d
This, at least, was Osborne's version of the story. Certainly, in the mid-1950s, the phrase was in the air. The first recorded use of Angry Young Man had been in 1951 by the Christian apologist Leslie...
2014/08/25 12:51
2014/08/25 12:51
4d
Give us another one! Washout prompts ideas for a new bank holiday before Christmas ENJOY the bank holiday because in England it's your last until Christmas Day. Bank holiday bathers enjoying the...
2014/08/24 06:37
2014/08/24 06:37
5d
The First World War has its most obvious impact on the poet and translator, CK Scott Moncrieff, whose short life – he died of stomach cancer in 1930 when only 40 – is celebrated in Jean Findlay’s...
2014/08/21 21:37
2014/08/21 21:37
8d
His poems evoke the widest range of moods, from the heart-warming celebration of The Whitsun Weddings to the bloody-minded zest of Toads; from the yearning of An Arundel Tomb to the despair of Aubade....
2014/08/16 13:09
2014/08/16 13:09
13d
Well, if readers still want to know different, perhaps the moment has come. James Booth, who taught English at Hull University while Larkin was librarian there, has written a biography that sets out...
2014/08/13 15:47
2014/08/13 15:47
16d
A frost-covered field, rutted with tractor tracks, gives way at the horizon to a blue-grey skyline, but the eye is drawn to smudges of red in the foreground – the bloody remains of a small animal torn...
2014/08/09 23:37
2014/08/09 23:37
19d
A combination of memoir, politics, literary criticism and feminism, this book explores what it’s like to grow old. Segal’s primary task is myth-busting. On the one hand, there is the story that ageing...
2014/08/08 16:09
2014/08/08 16:09
21d
Anyway, England, you are one of the great places and one of the great and loveliest peoples too. So there. Specifically, the road to and the ennobling prospect said destination affords. There's a...
2014/08/07 08:41
2014/08/07 08:41
22d
Published at 07:37, Wednesday, 06 August 2014 A BLUE plaque to commemorate poet Philip Larkin’s association with Haydon Bridge is set to go up in the village later this month. The plaque which will...
2014/07/30 14:24
2014/07/30 14:24
30d
My blog claimed that Jon Snow has three illusions about Hamas: he thinks Hamas are a negotiating partner-in-waiting being ignored by Israel, but they aren’t; that Hamas grew as a popular reaction to...
2014/07/29 11:26
2014/07/29 11:26
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VIDEO: Somerset Remembers exhibition launched at Museum of Somerset in Taunton VIDEO: Somerset Remembers exhibition launched A WAR poem by Philip Larkin was read to guests at the official opening of...
2014/07/28 15:24
2014/07/28 15:24
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Is the left biased against Israel? Are liberal-left commentators obsessing about the plight of the children of Gaza while ignoring the immense suffering of civilians in Iraq and Syria? Why express...
2014/08/29 11:47
2014/08/29 11:47
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