Joynes Literary Society
Tue, October 17, 2006 • 7:00 PM • Carothers 007A
Philip Larkin (1922-1985) was an English poet, novelist, librarian and jazz critic. He lived a life of work and friendship of certain singularities. His grasp of loneliness, the fear of death and the choices of how we live are central to his poems. And while they are often so much his own, in their accessibility and reach they make room for us in ways that won him an enormous following. His intellect and wit, his sensibilities and outlook, his originality and freshness, and the agility of hiPlease read the following poems so we can discuss them: "I Remember, I Remember"; "Mr. Bleaney"; "Self's The Man"; "Dockery and Son"; "Wild Oats"; "Vers de Societe"; "The Life With A Hole In It"; "An Arundel Tomb"; "Faith Healing and Church Going".