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Philip Larkin

First Nighter": A Feeble "Fable," A Lively "So, This Then is Life"

David Finkle | Posted 07.22.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

When Chandra (Dawn-Lyen Gardner) slips happily through an upstage door to smell the trellis roses at the start of A Fable, David Van Asselt's new play at the Cherry Lane, it's the extremely naïve theater-goer who won't immediately guess that the young girl's innocent joy isn't going to last much longer.

Handwritten Philip Larkin Poem Sells For HOW Much?!

AP | Posted 07.08.2013 | Books

LONDON — A handwritten poem by Philip Larkin has sold for 7,500 pounds (US$11,650) in London. Titled "Love," it was written in 1962 on a sheet ...

Do Poets Peak Young? Don't Believe It

David Galenson | Posted 06.30.2013 | Arts
David Galenson

Do poets peak early? Apparent evidence that they do is provided by the striking list of poets who made major contributions in spite of dying young. But they are only part of the discipline.

Philip Larkin's 'Talking in Bed'

Bobby Elliott | Posted 05.12.2013 | Books
Bobby Elliott

Philip Larkin has emerged as one of England's towering literary figures. Here, he has always been kept at a safe but praising distance, something The Complete Poems hopes to change. It's something I would like to change, too.

How To Be Good: Good to a Fault by Marina Endicott

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

Perhaps goodness is defined by grace in the face of life's unfairness: how a person acts when her husband leaves, or when something she wants so much is denied her, against all expectations.