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The Complete Poems Hardcover – 27 Mar 2012

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  • Hardcover: 729 pages
  • Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux; 1st Edition edition (27 Mar. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0374126968
  • ISBN-13: 978-0374126964
  • Product Dimensions: 16.4 x 3.6 x 23.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 26 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 538,645 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"More often than any other English poet since the war, Larkin gave us lines that it is unlikely we'll be able to forget."" --"Ian Hamilton, "The Times "(London)

"Larkin is resolute, forthright, witty, and gloomy. This is the man who famously said that deprivation was for him what daffodils were for Wordsworth. Yet surely the results of this life, in the shape of his poems, are gifts, not deprivations."" --"Donald Hall, "The New Criterion"

Praise for "The Complete Poems"

"["The Complete Poems"] is a must-have for anyone who enjoys Larkin . . . Burnett's notes offer a fascinating, compendious "vade mecum "into Larkin's poetic world. Full of reassuring exactitude about variants, and extensive reference to the poet's own comments on the work, they are most stimulating of all when they cite buried sources . . . A lot of thought as well as an enormous amount of research has clearly gone into this [volume]."

--Fiona Sampson, "The Independent"

"[Archie] Burnett presents a very different picture of Larkin from the one by which he came to be known; one that is far more literary, and occasionally far more amusing. A reader can now trace Larkin's development from his allusive [early efforts] . . . to his more mature, better-known works." --"The Economist"

"Apart from representing an unprecedented Larkin poetic storehouse, the other glory of "The Complete Poems "is Burnett's dazzlingly detailed commentary . . . One of the chief pleasures . . . is tracing the emergence of one of English poetry's most distinctive poetic voices . . . A landmark volume, a wonder-book of verse by one of the art form's best practitioners of the last hundred years." --Terry Kelly, "The London Magazine"

Praise for Philip Larkin:

"More often than any other English poet since the war, Larkin gave us lines that it is unlikely we'll be able to forget."" --"Ian Hamilton, "The Times "(London)

"Larkin is resolute, forthright, witty, and gloomy. This is the man who famously said that deprivation was for him what daffodils were for Wordsworth. Yet surely the results of this life, in the shape of his poems, are gifts, not deprivations."" --"Donald Hall, "The New Criterion"



Praise for "The Complete Poems"

"["The Complete Poems"] is a must-have for anyone who enjoys Larkin . . . Burnett's notes offer a fascinating, compendious "vade mecum "into Larkin's poetic world. Full of reassuring exactitude about variants, and extensive reference to the poet's own comments on the work, they are most stimulating of all when they cite buried sources . . . A lot of thought as well as an enormous amount of research has clearly gone into this [volume]."

--Fiona Sampson, "The Independent"

"[Archie] Burnett presents a very different picture of Larkin from the one by which he came to be known; one that is far more literary, and occasionally far more amusing. A reader can now trace Larkin's development from his allusive [early efforts] . . . to his more mature, better-known works." --"The Economist"

"Apart from representing an unprecedented Larkin poetic storehouse, the other glory of "The Complete Poems "is Burnett's dazzlingly detailed commentary . . . One of the chief pleasures . . . is tracing the emergence of one of English poetry's most distinctive poetic voices . . . A landmark volume, a wonder-book of verse by one of the art form's best practitioners of the last hundred years." --Terry Kelly, "The London Magazine"

Praise for Philip Larkin:

"More often than any other English poet since the war, Larkin gave us lines that it is unlikely we'll be able to forget."" --"Ian Hamilton, "The Times "(London)
"Larkin is resolute, forthright, witty, and gloomy. This is the man who famously said that deprivation was for him what daffodils were for Wordsworth. Yet surely the results of this life, in the shape of his poems, are gifts, not deprivations."" --"Donald Hall, "The New Criterion"



"["The Complete Poems"] is a must-have for anyone who enjoys Larkin . . . Burnett's notes offer a fascinating, compendious "vade mecum "into Larkin's poetic world. Full of reassuring exactitude about variants, and extensive reference to the poet's own comments on the work, they are most stimulating of all when they cite buried sources . . . A lot of thought as well as an enormous amount of research has clearly gone into this [volume]."

--Fiona Sampson, "The Independent"

"[Archie] Burnett presents a very different picture of Larkin from the one by which he came to be known; one that is far more literary, and occasionally far more amusing. A reader can now trace Larkin's development from his allusive [early efforts] . . . to his more mature, better-known works." --"The Economist"

"Apart from representing an unprecedented Larkin poetic storehouse, the other glory of "The Complete Poems "is Burnett's dazzlingly detailed commentary . . . One of the chief pleasures . . . is tracing the emergence of one of English poetry's most distinctive poetic voices . . . A landmark volume, a wonder-book of verse by one of the art form's best practitioners of the last hundred years." --Terry Kelly, "The London Magazine"

Praise for Philip Larkin:

"More often than any other English poet since the war, Larkin gave us lines that it is unlikely we'll be able to forget."" --"Ian Hamilton, "The Times "(London)
"Larkin is resolute, forthright, witty, and gloomy. This is the man who famously said that deprivation was for him what daffodils were for Wordsworth. Yet surely the results of this life, in the shape of his poems, are gifts, not deprivations."" --"Donald Hall, "The New Criterion"



[The Complete Poems] is a must-have for anyone who enjoys Larkin . . . Burnett s notes offer a fascinating, compendious vade mecum into Larkin s poetic world. Full of reassuring exactitude about variants, and extensive reference to the poet s own comments on the work, they are most stimulating of all when they cite buried sources . . . A lot of thought as well as an enormous amount of research has clearly gone into this [volume]. "Fiona Sampson, The Independent"
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[Archie] Burnett presents a very different picture of Larkin from the one by which he came to be known; one that is far more literary, and occasionally far more amusing. A reader can now trace Larkin's development from his allusive [early efforts] . . . to his more mature, better-known works. "The Economist"

Apart from representing an unprecedented Larkin poetic storehouse, the other glory of "The Complete Poems "is Burnett's dazzlingly detailed commentary . . . One of the chief pleasures . . . is tracing the emergence of one of English poetry's most distinctive poetic voices . . . A landmark volume, a wonder-book of verse by one of the art form's best practitioners of the last hundred years. "Terry Kelly, The London Magazine"

More often than any other English poet since the war, Larkin gave us lines that it is unlikely we'll be able to forget. "Ian Hamilton, The Times (London) on Philip Larkin"

Larkin is resolute, forthright, witty, and gloomy. This is the man who famously said that deprivation was for him what daffodils were for Wordsworth. Yet surely the results of this life, in the shape of his poems, are gifts, not deprivations. "Donald Hall, The New Criterion on Philip Larkin""

[The Complete Poems] is a must-have for anyone who enjoys Larkin . . . Burnett s notes offer a fascinating, compendious vade mecum into Larkin s poetic world. Full of reassuring exactitude about variants, and extensive reference to the poet s own comments on the work, they are most stimulating of all when they cite buried sources . . . A lot of thought as well as an enormous amount of research has clearly gone into this [volume]. Fiona Sampson, The Independent

[Archie] Burnett presents a very different picture of Larkin from the one by which he came to be known; one that is far more literary, and occasionally far more amusing. A reader can now trace Larkin's development from his allusive [early efforts] . . . to his more mature, better-known works. The Economist

Apart from representing an unprecedented Larkin poetic storehouse, the other glory of The Complete Poems is Burnett's dazzlingly detailed commentary . . . One of the chief pleasures . . . is tracing the emergence of one of English poetry's most distinctive poetic voices . . . A landmark volume, a wonder-book of verse by one of the art form's best practitioners of the last hundred years. Terry Kelly, The London Magazine

More often than any other English poet since the war, Larkin gave us lines that it is unlikely we'll be able to forget. Ian Hamilton, The Times (London) on Philip Larkin

Larkin is resolute, forthright, witty, and gloomy. This is the man who famously said that deprivation was for him what daffodils were for Wordsworth. Yet surely the results of this life, in the shape of his poems, are gifts, not deprivations. Donald Hall, The New Criterion on Philip Larkin

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The Complete Poems of Philip Larkin in an entirely new edition that brings together all of Larkin's poems in addition to some unpublished pieces. --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.

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