|Author:||Alan Bennett,Philip Larkin|
|Title:||The Whitsun Weddings (Audio, Faber)|
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|Publisher:||Penguin Audio; abridged edition edition (April 1, 1997)|
Larkin's 'The Whitsun Weddings' reflected the lack of importance of Britain in a post-war world, and also echoed the changes that Britain was going through. The Whitsun Weddings Analysis. Stanza 1. Larkinian poems focus on microcosm worlds, full of the daily hustle and bustle of people getting about their business. In the opening, the narrator’s life is measured in numbers: one-twenty, for time, for the train; he creates, in the space of a few lines, this world that, at once, seems both important and hurried, as well as empty and slightly sad. Larkin also had a tendency to write on trains for quite a few of his poems, as he found that this gave him the opportunity to observe life without participating in it. Larkin has always.
Philip Larkin, "The Whitsun Weddings " from Whitsun Weddings. Reprinted by permission of Faber and Faber, Ltd. Source: Collected Poems (Farrar Straus and Giroux, 2001). This Poem has a Poem Guide. How does Philip Larkin convey sensory experience through specific detail? Gather a few sense observations on your own route somewhere. Try building a poem around them.
Published April 5th 2012 by Faber and Faber Poetry. Author(s): Philip Larkin. The Whitsun Weddings (Hardcover). Published 1964 by Random House. Philip Larkin, Alan Bennett. ISBN: 0140864113 (ISBN13: 9780140864113).
The Whitsun Weddings is a collection of 32 poems by Philip Larkin. It was first published by Faber and Faber in the United Kingdom on 28 February 1964. It was a commercial success, by the standards of poetry publication, with the first 4,000 copies being sold within two months. It contains many of Larkin's best known poems, such as 'The Whitsun Weddings', 'Days', 'Mr Bleaney', 'MCMXIV', and 'An Arundel Tomb'.
Philip Larkin (1922-1985) remains England's best-loved poet - a writer matchlessly capable of evoking his native land and of touching all readers from the most sophisticated intellectual to the proverbial common reader. The late John Betjeman observed that 'this tenderly observant poet writes clearly, rhythmically, and thoughtfully about what all of us can understand'. Behind this modest description lies a poet who made greatness look, in Milton's prescription, 'simple, sensuous and passionate'
The Whitsun Weddings’ is the title poem in Philip Larkin’s 1964 volume of poems. The poem, describing a journey from Hull to London on the Whitsun weekend and the wedding parties that Larkin sees climbing aboard the train at each station, is one of Larkin’s longest great poems and one of his most popular. As with many of Larkin’s poems, it’s the little local details that make ‘The Whitsun Weddings’ such a memorable evocation of England in the post-war era. James Wood, in his excellent book How Fiction Works, recalls a teacher friend of his who would give his students Larkin’s poem with key words blacked out.
Fiction based on Larkin's life. In 1999, Oliver Ford Davies starred in Ben Brown's play Larkin With Women at the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough, reprising his role at the Orange Tree Theatre, London in 2006. The play was published by Larkin's usual publishers, Faber and Faber. Set in the three decades after Larkin's arrival in Hull, it explores his long relationships with Monica Jones, Maeve Brennan and Betty Mackereth. The Whitsun Weddings. Two appendices of all other published poems, including XX Poems.