Philip Larkin: Art and Self

Five Studies

  • M. W. Rowe

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. M. W. Rowe
    Pages 1-6
  3. M. W. Rowe
    Pages 7-47
  4. M. W. Rowe
    Pages 48-90
  5. M. W. Rowe
    Pages 91-123
  6. M. W. Rowe
    Pages 124-166
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 205-220

About this book


Exploring the complex relationship between aesthetic experience and personal identity in Larkin's work, this book gives close and original readings of three major poems ('Here', 'Livings' and 'Aubade'), and two neglected but important themes (Larkin and the supernatural, Larkin and Flaubert).


bibliography death experience identity knowledge living poem subject

Authors and affiliations

  • M. W. Rowe
    • 1
  1. 1.University of East AngliaUK

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