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Larkin’s Travelling Spirit

The Place, Space and Journeys of Philip Larkin

Authors: Howard, Alex

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  • Destabilises long-held understandings of Larkin’s reclusive character
  • Offers new methodology to better evidence Larkin’s coded interest in travel through close readings of place, language, metonymy and style
  • Builds on new wave of enthusiasm for Larkin studies
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About this book

This book examines Larkin’s evocation of place and space, along with the opportunities for self-discovery offered by the act and thought of travel. From his canonical verse to his lesser-known juvenilia and dream diaries, this title unveils a new Larkin; a man whose religious, political and ontological affiliations are often as wide-ranging and experimental as the very form and symbolic licence used to express them. Whether exploring Larkin’s fondness for deictics (‘pointing’ words, like here/there), his fascination with death, or his interest in the sexual opportunities of an itinerant lifestyle, this monograph provides fresh critical approaches bound to appeal to established Larkin scholars and newcomers alike.

About the authors

Alex Howard is an academic, author and poet from Edinburgh. His creative work has been published internationally and has won several prizes, including the Charles Causley Poetry Prize and the Beryl Bainbridge First Time Author Award. His work on Larkin was funded by an Arts and Humanities Research Council studentship.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)

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eBook 42,79 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-53472-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 51,99 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Larkin’s Travelling Spirit
Book Subtitle
The Place, Space and Journeys of Philip Larkin
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-53472-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-53472-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-53471-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 131
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