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radio programme about this , including Larkin reading two recently discovered
Sent: Wednesday, March 12, 2008 6:29
Subject: OT 2000 Philip Larkin Letters
Hull academics are eagerly examining letters written by Philip
Larkin - once the university's librarian.
March 11, 2008
A charcoal drawing of
Philip Larkin hangs on a wall in his former place of employment, the Brynmor
Jones library at Hull University. Is there a hint or disapproval behind those
impenetrable spectacles? Or would the poet be quietly amused to know that
academics are still poring over his prolific output of letters?
"He knew whatever he wrote would be worth reading," says
Professor James Booth, head of English at Hull, who is evidently relishing the
prospect of rooting through the latest batch of Larkin letters to emerge from
obscurity. About 2,000 were recently deposited at the university's archive by
his niece, Rosemary Parry. "They form probably the last major set, and should
help us to gain a fuller picture of the poet," says archivist Judy Burg.
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