New Larkins For Old Critical Essays by James Booth

New Larkins For Old Critical Essays

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New Larkins For Old Critical Essays by James Booth

Larkin's work continues to yield fresh and sometimes surprising readings. This volume juxtaposes widely different essays by established commentators and younger critics from England, Northern Ireland, the USA, Canada, Belgium and Hungary. Individual contributors discuss Larkin's unpublished fiction and the journals of his lover, Patsy Strang. Others examine Larkin's novels and poetry in the light of existentialist philosophy, psychoanalysis, postmodern, postcolonial and Bakhtinian theories. Some contributors define Larkin's Englishness in relation to forerunners such as Lawrence, Eliot, Auden and MacNeice, or anchor his work in the malaise of postwar Britain. Other contributors search out mystical, placeless, 'factless' or aesthetic Larkins who transcend such historicist readings.

About the Author

James Booth is Reader in English at the University of Hull.

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247 pages


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Palgrave Macmillan an imprint of Palgrave USA

Publication date

7th January 2000



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