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Cultural Studies

The voice in the attic

Philip Larkin, probably in the mid-1970's
By James Parker
February 26, 2006

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A CERTAIN PATHOS attends the discovery, in an attic in Yorkshire, England, of tapes of Philip Larkin reading a selection of his poetry. As reported in the British press earlier this month, the recordings were made in July 1980 at the suggestion of a friend of Larkin's who was a sound engineer and who invited the notoriously reticent poet into ... (Full article: 862 words)

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