The Philip Larkin I Knew traces the author’s close friendship with the poet and stretches over his 30 year tenure of office as librarian of the University of Hull, taking in his literary achievements from The Less Deceived (1955), through The Whitsun Weddings (1964), to High Windows (1974). It reveals Larkin in a new light – courteous, compassionate, generous, and a man of deep sensitivity and charm – with a natural sense of fun and instinctive wit; in contrast to the gloomy and somewhat objectionable portrait that has emerged since his death.
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Maeve Brennan held the post of Sub-librarian in the Brynmor Jones Library at the University of Hull, from 1973 to 1985, having held other posts since 1953.
"...a tonally poised, well-written, smart and open-hearted book...a courageous and valuable book." --Toronto Globe and Mail
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Book Description Manchester University Press, Manchester, UK, 2002. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. No Jacket. 8vo, 6-3/8" x 9-1/2". xii + 240pp. Glued signatures in green imitation cloth-covered boards. No dust jacket, probably as issued. Shelf wear, rubbing, edge wear to boards, and corners are slightly bumped. Original bookseller's barcode sticker still affixed to back cover. Binding is square and tight, pages are clean and unmarked. Bookseller Inventory # 001592
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Book Description Manchester University Press, Manchester, 2002. Hard Cover. Like new hardback copy. No dustjacket. xii, 240pp, b/w plates. Bookseller Inventory # 020814