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 - Roxy Reno - Goodreads
If you don't like Phillip Larkin you suck. 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