First Boredom, Then Fear: The Life of Philip Larkin
When Anthony Thwaite's edition of Philip Larkin's Letters was published in 1992 and Motion's biography came out a year later. Larkin's enemies seized on the new disclosures with a frenzy hardly witnessed since the McCarthy era. What had hitherto been regarded only as potential inclinations hinted at in his poems - misogyny and xenophobia in particular - were no indisputabl...more
Hardcover, 272 pages
Published June 1st 2005 by Peter Owen Publishers
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