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Somewhere Becoming Rain: Collected Writings on Philip Larkin

Somewhere Becoming Rain: Collected Writings on Philip Larkin (Hardback)

By James, Clive

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Clive James is a long-time fan of the work of Philip Larkin. Somewhere Becoming Rain gathers all of James's writing on this towering literary figure of the twentieth century. James writes about Larkin's poems, his novels, his jazz and literary criticism, and more; he also conside...rs the two major biographies, Larkin's letters and even his portrayal on stage in order to chart the extreme and, he argues, misguided decline in Larkin's reputation in the years since his death. Through James's passionate and perceptive book, Larkin emerges as a devoted artist, and we come to see that his great poems, adored for over half a century by readers everywhere, could only have been the product of his oft-derided and much-misunderstood personality. Erudite and entertaining in equal measure, Somewhere Becoming Rain is a love letter from one of the world's best living writers to one of its most cherished poets. And who could be better placed to show us Larkin's genius afresh than James - it takes one to know one, after all.
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ISBN 9781529028829
Released NZ 9 Oct 2019
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781529028829
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Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Imprint Picador
Released 9 Oct 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By James, Clive
Category Poetry & Poets
Biography & Autobiography
Biography & Autobiography: Literary
Number of Pages 160
Dimensions Width: 137mm
Height: 205mm
Spine: 25mm
Dewey Code 821.914
Weight 264g
Interest Age 18+ years
Reading Age 18+ years
NBS Text Literary Criticism
ONIX Text General/trade