The Importance of Elsewhere

Philip Larkin's Photographs

Author: Richard Bradford

Publisher: Frances Lincoln

ISBN: 9780711238886

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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Philip Larkin was a keen amateur photographer and through his life he made images of the people, places and things that meant most to him. Publishing ahead of the thirtieth anniversary of the poet's death in December 2015, The Importance of Elsewhere gathers the best of Larkin's photographic work, divided into short thematic chapters arranged in chronological order. Written by Richard Bradford, the acclaimed author of the Larkin biography First Boredom, Then Fear, the book shows how Larkin, as an individual, as a writer and indeed as a photographer, developed an acute sensitivity to all aspects of the world around him, from his love of open uninhabited landscapes and empty churches to his mixed feelings about crowds. There are also fascinating portraits of those people who were closest to Larkin, including his lovers, his mother and his literary peers. Authorised by the Larkin Estate, the book beautifully reproduces around 150 images from over 1,500 held by the Larkin archive at Hull: the great majority have never previously been seen in print. A substantial foreword by Mark Haworth-Booth, formerly curator of photography at the V&A and a poet in his own right, explores what it meant to be a serious amateur photographer of Larkin's generation. Larkin was a talented photographer and the archive is effectively his illustrated life. Together with Larkin's literary works and his letters, these images make up the third, so far unseen, constituent of the material upon which our future perceptions of him will be based.

Philip Larkin: Letters Home

Author: Philip Larkin

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571335616

Category: Poetry

Page: 800

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Letters Home gives access to the last major archive of Larkin's writing to remain unpublished: the letters to members of his family. These correspondences help tell the story of how Larkin came to be the writer and the man he was: to his father Sydney, a 'conservative anarchist' and admirer of Hitler, who died relatively early in Larkin's life; to his timid depressive mother Eva, who by contrast, lived long, and whose final years were shadowed by dementia; and to his sister Kitty, the sparse surviving fragment of whose correspondence with her brother gives an enigmatic glimpse of a complex and intimate relationship- But it was the years during which he and his sister looked after their mother in particular that shaped the writer we know so well: a number of poems written over this time are for her, and the mood of pain, shadow and despondency that characterises his later verse draws its strength from his experience of the long, lonely years of her senility. One surprising element in the volume, however, is the joie de vivre shown in the large number of witty and engaging drawings of himself and Eva, as 'Young Creature' and 'Old Creature', with which he enlivens his letters throughout the three decades of her widowhood. This important edition, meticulously edited by Larkin's biographer, James Booth, is a key piece of scholarship that completes the portrait of this most cherished of English poets.

Philip Larkin

Author: Sisir Kumar Chatterjee

Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist

ISBN: 9788126906062

Category:

Page: 392

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Philip Larkin (1992-1985) Is Today Acclaimed As A British National Cultural Icon. Historically A Movementeer, Larkin Followed The Pleasure Principle To Democratize Poetry By Forging A Distinctive Philistine Aesthetic, By Employing A Defiantly Demotic Diction, And By Building His Poems Around A Structure Of Rational Discourse.Philip Larkin : Poetry That Builds Bridges Is A Well-Researched And Immensely Readable Book. It Is Perhaps The Only Work Available Today That Offers A Comprehensive Critical Account Of The Full Range Of Larkin S Poetry. A Significant Contribution To Larkin Studies, This Book Provides A Between-The-Lines Analysis Of Almost All The Poems Embodied In The Four Major Collections Of Larkin The North Ship, The Less Deceived, The Whitsun Weddings And High Windows.By Exploiting The Resources Of Larkin S Letters, His Prose Writings And His Biography, The Author Traces, Much Against The Grain Of Contemporary Larkin Criticism, The Poet S Thematic, Attitudinal And Technical Development From One Book Of His Poetry To The Next, And Shows The Trend Of Larkin S Evolution.With A Holistic Approach To The Total Corpus Of Larkin S Poetry, The Author Perspectivises The Poet, And Argues The Larkin S Achievements Lie In His Success In Building Bridges Between Aestheticism And Philistinism, Between Empiricism And Transcendentalism, Between Classicism And Romanticism, Between Modernism And Postmodernism, Between The Native British Poetic Tradition And The Anglo-Franco-American Experimental Line, And, Above All, Between Poetry And The Reading Public.This Book Also Contends The Larkin S Vision Of Life Is Neither Pessimistic Nor Optimistic, But Tragic And Melioristic.

Flucht vor dem Zauberer

Roman

Author: Iris Murdoch

Publisher: Piper Edition

ISBN: 3492977839

Category: Fiction

Page: 397

View: 6087

Iris Murdoch erzählt von einem Mann, dessen unheilvoller Faszination sich kaum jemand entziehen kann In »Flucht vor dem Zauberer« wird die Geschichte einer Gruppe erzählt, die sich um den geheimnisvollen Zauberer Mischa Fox schart. Annette, die aus ihrem Internat wegläuft, bevor sie ihren Abschluss macht, die melancholische Rose, die sich zwischen zwei Brüdern entscheiden muss und Peter, der besessen ist von einer geheimnisvollen altertümlichen Schrift.

Philip Larkin

The Poet's Plight

Author: J. Booth

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230595820

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 230

View: 4503

James Booth reads Philip Larkin's mature poetry in terms of his ambiguous self-image as lonely, anti-social outsider, plighted to his art, and as nine-to-five librarian, sharing the common plight of humanity. Booth's focus is on Larkin's artistry with words, the 'verbal devices' through which this purest of lyric poets celebrates 'the experience. The beauty.' Featuring discussion for the first time of two recently discovered poems by Larkin, this original and exciting new study will be of interest to all students, scholars and enthusiasts of Larkin.

Sechzig Lichter

Roman

Author: Gail Jones

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783423138475

Category:

Page: 221

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Belonging and Estrangement in the Poetry of Philip Larkin, R.S. Thomas and Charles Causley

Author: Dr Rory Waterman

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409470873

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 220

View: 4622

Focusing on the significance of place, connection and relationship in three poets who are seldom considered in conjunction, Rory Waterman argues that Philip Larkin, R.S. Thomas and Charles Causley epitomize many of the emotional and societal shifts and mores of their age.

Das Gesetz des Sterbens

Kriminalroman

Author: Ian Rankin

Publisher: Manhattan

ISBN: 3641183073

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 8663

In seinem 20. Fall ermittelt John Rebus gemeinsam mit Siobhan Clarke und Malcolm Fox. Detective Inspector Siobhan Clarke untersucht den Tod eines Edinburgher Anwalts, der von einem Einbrecher in seiner Wohnung getötet wurde. Doch der Fall wird rätselhaft, als man eine anonyme Botschaft an den Anwalt findet: "Ich bringe dich um für das, was du getan hast." Dieselbe Botschaft hat auch Edinburghs Unterweltgröße Big Ger Cafferty erhalten, kurz bevor auf ihn geschossen wird. Cafferty bleibt unverletzt, schweigt aber über mögliche Feinde. Schließlich bittet Clarke den kürzlich in den Ruhestand versetzten John Rebus um Hilfe. Er ist der Einzige, mit dem Cafferty zu sprechen bereit ist. Steckt hinter den Taten ein Verbrecherclan aus Glasgow? Dem geht DI Malcolm Fox nach, während Rebus eine andere Spur verfolgt. Die führt ihn in Edinburghs Vergangenheit, zu einem Haus, in dem Schreckliches geschehen ist ...

Once in a House on Fire

Picador Classic

Author: Andrea Ashworth

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447275136

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

View: 525

With an introduction by Eimear McBride A devastatingly powerful, moving and uplifting memoir - now a classic of its genre - that inspired others to tell their own true life stories. When our stepfather staggered home reeking of whisky, ceramic hit the wall. We got used to the smash and the next-day stain, but eventually the wallpaper began to fade . . . For Andrea Ashworth, home is not a place of comfort and solace, but of violence and fear. Her father died when she was five, leaving her close-knit, loving family to battle with poverty, abuse and the long shadow of depression. But from the ashes of 1970s Manchester and the hardships of her coming-of-age in the late 1980s, Andrea finds the courage to rise . . . Written with eye-opening honesty, rare beauty and intense power, Once in a House on Fire is a ground-breaking memoir, endearing in its humour and compassion, and life-affirming in its portrait of terrible circumstances triumphantly overcome.

Zoom!

Author: Simon Armitage

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783827009067

Category: Poetry

Page: 195

View: 3830

About Larkin

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Poets, English

Page: N.A

View: 7926

Queer London

Von der Antike bis heute

Author: Peter Ackroyd

Publisher: Verlagsgruppe Random House GmbH

ISBN: 3641230845

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 6441

Londons größter lebender Chronist über die »gay history« seiner Stadt Das römische Londinium war übersät mit »Wolfshöhlen«, Bordellen und heißen Bädern, in denen es hoch herging. Homosexualität galt als bewundernswert. Bis Kaiser Konstantin die Macht übernahm und mit seinen Mönchen und Missionaren für Ordnung sorgte. Zeiten der Toleranz wechselten mit Zeiten der Ächtung und Verfolgung. Heute gehört »queer London« zur britischen Hauptstadt wie Tower und Big Ben. Londons homosexuelle Szene ist die größte in Europa und eine der größten weltweit. Peter Ackroyd zeigt uns, wie seine Stadt sich diesen Platz erkämpft hat. Er zelebriert die Vielfältigkeit und Energie der Community, zeigt aber auch die Gefährdungen, denen sie zu allen Zeiten ausgesetzt war. »Ein absolut einzigartiges Leseerlebnis.« The Independent

Hold Your Own

Gedichte

Author: Kate Tempest

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518745255

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

View: 6277

Englisch und deutsch. Übersetzt von Johanna Wange. »Sie ist mehr als modern; sie ist praktisch Science-Fiction«, schreibt der Guardian über Kate Tempest. Zu ihren Einflüssen zählen James Joyce und Wu-Tang Clan, Public Enemy und Virginia Woolf. Sie beherrscht den innigen Volksliedton ebenso wie Londons Straßenslang, wandelt virtuos zwischen lyrischer Tradition und Hip-Hop. Ihre Gedichte bemächtigen sich auf radikal heutige, politische Weise des Mythos von Teiresias, einer zweigeschlechtlichen Figur, von den Göttern geblendet und prophetisch begabt. In vier Teilen folgt der Zyklus dem Kind, dem Jüngling, der Frau und dem Mann, vermittelt eindrucksvoll, wie es ist, alt zu werden und »sehend«, dazu verurteilt, unserer neoliberalen Gesellschaft die Wahrheit zu sagen – und keiner hört zu. Lyrik-Empfehlung 2016 der Deutschen Akademie für Sprache und Dichtung, der Stiftung Lyrik Kabinett und der Literaturwerkstatt Berlin.

Holman Hunt and the Pre-Raphaelite Vision

Author: Katharine Jordan Lochnan,Carol Jacobi

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300148329

Category: Art

Page: 221

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This beautifully illustrated book accompanies a major exhibition of William Holman Hunt’s work. It explores the nature and significance of the artist’s vision and its relevance to modern audiences. Despite the great interest in Pre-Raphaelitism, it has been nearly forty years since the last exhibition devoted to Holman Hunt, one of the founders of the movement. His vision, which inspired the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, has lost neither its timeliness or relevance. The book illustrates paintings by Hunt and his associates, John Everett Millais, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, and Arthur Hughes, and also includes drawings, prints, photographs, decorative arts, costumes and archival material. It examines Hunt’s work in the context of the Brotherhood, and his ideas in relation to the artistic, spiritual, intellectual, emotional and social crises of his age. By focusing on themes that remain relevant in the twenty-first century, the book sheds news light on Victorian neuroses, anxiety and the crisis of faith. Contributors include: - Jonathan Mané-Wheoki, Director of Art and Visual Culture, Te Papa, National Museum of New Zealand - Jan Marsh, independent scholar - Linda Parry, Curator of Textiles (retired), Victoria & Albert Museum - Carole Silver, Professor of English and Chair of the Humanities Division, Yeshiva University, New York - Nicholas Tromans, Lecturer, Kingston University, London - Joyce Townsend, Paintings Conservator, Tate Britain - Carol Jacobi, Associate Lecturer, Birkbeck College, University of London - Brenda Rix, Assistant Curator, Prints and Drawings, AGO - Katharine Lochnan, Deputy Director, Research and The R.Fraser Elliott Curator, Prints and Drawings, AGO

Alexander von Humboldt und die Erfindung der Natur

Author: Andrea Wulf

Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641195500

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 560

View: 3785

Was hat Alexander von Humboldt, der vor mehr als 150 Jahren starb, mit Klimawandel und Nachhaltigkeit zu tun? Der Naturforscher und Universalgelehrte, nach dem nicht nur unzählige Straßen, Pflanzen und sogar ein »Mare« auf dem Mond benannt sind, hat wie kein anderer Wissenschaftler unser Verständnis von Natur als lebendigem Ganzen, als Kosmos, in dem vom Winzigsten bis zum Größten alles miteinander verbunden ist und dessen untrennbarer Teil wir sind, geprägt. Die Historikerin Andrea Wulf stellt in ihrem vielfach preisgekrönten – so auch mit dem Bayerischen Buchpreis 2016 – Buch Humboldts Erfindung der Natur, die er radikal neu dachte, ins Zentrum ihrer Erkundungsreise durch sein Leben und Werk. Sie folgt den Spuren des begnadeten Netzwerkers und zeigt, dass unser heutiges Wissen um die Verwundbarkeit der Erde in Humboldts Überzeugungen verwurzelt ist. Ihm heute wieder zu begegnen, mahnt uns, seine Erkenntnisse endlich zum Maßstab unseres Handelns zu machen – um unser aller Überleben willen.

Die Amerikaner

Author: Robert Frank,Jack Kerouac

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783865216588

Category: United States

Page: 180

View: 2961

Modern British literature

Author: Ruth Zabriskie Temple

Publisher: Ungar Pub Co

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: N.A

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