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Philip Larkin Short Biography

 

Philip Arthur Larkin CH CBE FRSL (9 August 1922 – 2 December 1985) was an English poet, novelist, and librarian. His first book of poetry, The North Ship, was published in 1945, followed by two novels, Jill (1946) and A Girl in Winter (1947), and he came to prominence in 1955 with the publication of his second collection of poems, The Less Deceived, followed by The Whitsun Weddings (1964) and High Windows (1974).

 

He contributed to The Daily Telegraph as its jazz critic from 1961 to 1971, articles gathered in All What Jazz: A Record Diary 1961–71 (1985), and he edited The Oxford Book of Twentieth-Century English Verse (1973). His many honours include the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry. He was offered, but declined, the position of Poet Laureate in 1984, following the death of Sir John Betjeman.

 

Short Biography

 

philip larkin biography

 

Birth name

Philip Larkin

Born

August 9, 1922,

Birth Place

Coventry, England

Nationality

England

Education

undergraduate at St John’s College, Oxford,

Occupation

Poet  and writer

University

St John’s College, Oxford

Known for

Poet  and writer

Parents

Sydney Larkin, Eva Emily Day

Books

The Whitsun Weddings, High Windows, Collected Poems, MORE

Novel

Jill (1946) and A Girl in Winter (1947)

Genre

 Poetry, Literature & Fiction, Nonfiction

Cause of death

Esophageal cancer

Old

63 years

Died Place

Kingston upon Hull, United Kingdom

Died

December 2, 1985.

 

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