Marvelous Spinster Barbara Pym At 100
A note in Barbara Pym’s diary instructs: “Read some of Jane Austen’s last chapters and find out how she manages all the loose ends.” Next entry, a fairly typical one: “The Riviera Cafe, St. Austell is decorated in ...
Required Blogging: The Philip Larkin Collection in the British Library.
The British Library is home to the collection of books assembled by Philip Larkin’s bibliographer Barry Bloomfield. The Library purchased the collection 10 years ago from Barry Bloomfield’s widow who sold the collection in order to establish an annual bursary in Barry’s name to be administered by the Bibliographical Society....
Philip Larkin: Desired Reading
Those of us who have often invoked the great phrase of Keats—“the true voice of feeling”—have no less often been told that we are naive, since social and political contingencies mean that there is no such thing. Nevertheless, the true voice of feeling was what Philip Larkin sought and found, or rather the true voices.
Handwritten Philip Larkin poem sells at auction for $11,500
Love, a poem hand-written by popular English poet Philip Larkin, sold at Bonhams London for £7,500 ($11,687) yesterday (May 8). Larkin, pictured in Hull univers