Larkin's final collection of poems shows, as does all his best work, his ability to adapt contemporary speech rhythms and everyday vocabulary to subtle metrical patterns and poetic forms. Many of the poems in the collection, which includes some of his best-known pieces ('The Old Fools', 'This Be the Verse', 'The Explosion', and the title poem) show the preoccupation with death and transience that is so typical of the poet.
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Review: High WindowsUser Review - Ryan Dejonghe - Goodreads
Philip Larkin's HIGH WINDOWS came as a recommendation on a list entitled “25 books to read before you're 21”. That should have been my warning. HIGH WINDOWS retains the same “ironic undertones” known ... Read full review
Review: High WindowsUser Review - RJ Lynch - Goodreads
The famous ones are here but, as I grow older, it's The Old Fools that holds my attention most with that killer last line, "Well, we shall find out." Larkin is one of that tiny handful of writers who have changed my life and for knowledge of whom I am grateful. Read full review