- Paperback: 120 pages
- Publisher: Longman; 1 edition (27 Aug. 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 058277229X
- ISBN-13: 978-0582772298
- Product Dimensions: 14.7 x 0.7 x 21 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 32,318 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Whitsun Weddings and Selected Poems: York Notes Advanced Paperback – 27 Aug 2003
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The book is rather short and doesn't really go into enough detail in the poems. Most of the comments being made are ones that the reader most likely could come to by themselves.
The book is good enough just to recap on the poems and to get the 'jist' of the poems, But I wouldn't recommend this for those who are die hard students.
My teacher and school hand out notes are much better than the book.
If its cheap, Purchase. If its expensive, Don't bother.
This volume of poetry includes 32 poems of the original 'Whitsun Weddings' collection, plus some others. 'Whitsun Weddings' was a small book first published in 1964, which has proven so popular (something rare in poetry circles) that it has been reprinted four times during the 1970s, four times during the 1980s, and continues to be reprinted periodically up to the present day.
John Betjeman, one-time poet laureate of England, once commented of Larkin that 'this tenderly observant poet writes clearly, rhythmically, and thoughtfully about what all of us can understand.' This is the key to Larkin's verse -- accessibility. There are no obvious poetical devices that overpower the meaning or the language; there are no forced schemes, however brilliantly executed, that impose themselves on the reader. The gentle rhythms carry the reader like a slow-moving train on a well-cushioned track.
The poem 'Mr. Bleaney' is the one David first drew attention to when I brought in the small book a few days after his recommendation.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Described as good quality and it was. It's not brand new but spine is good And only a few pencil notesPublished 24 months ago by queenb69
Excellent set of Advanced Level notes. Very helpful in the understanding of the poems at this level. Would recommend to you.Published on 8 Sept. 2013 by Elizabeth Stevens
A useful book if studying the text with detailed notes on each poem, although it is very thick language to read. Read morePublished on 27 April 2013 by Ben