Philip Larkin

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chroniclelive
Ladies of a certain weight will wrestle it out at a Northumberland showNorthumberland. Last year the show attracted 8,000 visitors and next year will
Ladies of a certain weight will wrestle it out at a Northumberland show
chroniclelive / Posted 5 days ago
Northumberland. Last year the show attracted 8,000 visitors and next year will celebrate its 175th anniversary. The poet Philip Larkin, who stayed in a holiday cottage in Haydon Bridge in Northumberland, wrote a poem “Show Saturday” as a... Read more
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The Irish Times
Loudon Wainwright III: ‘I had issues with my parents’so you have that genetic component in the mix, too. To quote Sonny and Cher, th
Loudon Wainwright III: ‘I had issues with my parents’
The Irish Times / Posted 24 days ago
so you have that genetic component in the mix, too. To quote Sonny and Cher, the beat goes on.” What about the famous Philip Larkin poem, This Be the Verse, where the jazz-loving poet warns of being messed up by parents? In the context of his... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Revealed: How David Bowie overcame his childhood demonsyou to understand how that has played out in your life, through the way they ra
Revealed: How David Bowie overcame his childhood demons
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 1 months ago
you to understand how that has played out in your life, through the way they raised you: man hands on misery to man, as Philip Larkin famously put it. For example, one of my clients had a seven-year-old daughter who had appalling tantrums,... Read more
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Namibia Economist
The discomfort of wordsstone: Some of us have heard the dead speak: The dead are my obsession this w
The discomfort of words
Namibia Economist / Posted 1 months ago
stone: Some of us have heard the dead speak: The dead are my obsession this week While other British writers such as Philip Larkin and Donald Davie tore into the 1950s with short, plain-speaking poems inspired by the staccato of jazz and... Read more

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