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Sunday Sessions by Philip Larkin
Book Description"The Sunday Sessions" consists of twenty-six poems, the contents of two tapes recorded by Philip Larkin in Hull in February 1980 - reportedly, each on a Sunday, after lunch with John Weeks, a sound engineer and colleague of the poet. The tapes, which contain work from Larkin's first major collection, "The North Ship", as well as poems from his best-known collections, "The Whitsun Weddings" and "High Windows", remained 'lost' for over two decades, lying on a shelf in the garage in which they were recorded. Since their rediscovery they have been the subject of widespread media attention, including a BBC Radio 4 Archive Hour documentary. Their contents are here published in full for the first time. The running time is approx 1 hour/1 disc.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780571244041
(125mm x 142mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Faber & Faber
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Publish Date: 22-Jan-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Philip Larkin
Importance of Elsewhere, Paperback (February 2017)
Publishing ahead of the thirtieth anniversary of the poet's death in December 2015, The Importance of Elsewhere gathers the best of Larkin's photographic work, divided into short thematic chapters arranged in chronological order.
Whitsun Weddings, Paperback (February 2016)
Whitsun Weddings - Faber Modern Classics.
North Ship, Paperback (April 2015)
Features an introduction which explains the circumstances of the book's publication and the influences which shaped its content.
High Windows, Paperback (April 2015)» View all books by Philip Larkin
A collection, which includes some of Larkin's pieces ("The Old Fools", "This Be the Verse", "The Explosion", and the title poem) show the preoccupation with death and transience that is so typical of the poet.
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Author Biography - Philip Larkin
Philip Larkin was born in Coventry in 1922 and was educated at King Henry VIII School, Coventry, and St John's College, Oxford. As well as his volumes of poems, which include The Whitsun Weddings and High Windows, he wrote two novels, Jill and A Girl in Winter, and two books of collected journalism: All What Jazz: A Record Diary, and Required Writing: Miscellaneous Prose. He worked as a librarian at the University of Hull from 1955 until his death in 1985. He was the best-loved poet of his generation, and the recipient of innumerable honours, including the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry, and the WHSmith Award.
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