The North Ship

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Faber, 1966 - Poetry - 48 pages
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The North Ship, a book of poems, Philip Larkin's earliest volume of verse, was first published in August 1945. The introduction, by Larkin himself, explains the circumstances of its publication and the influences which shaped its contents.

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User Review  - Emily - Goodreads

The genius that Larkin became is definitely in here somewhere but as you can tell from his own introduction the opportunity for a full collection came along surprisingly early in his career and I doubt I'm alone in thinking it was slightly too early. Read full review

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User Review  - Chris Lilly - Goodreads

This is Larkin in his twenties, during the War, and he hasn't found a voice. Very 'poetic', lots of inversion, echoes of Walter de la Mere. This is juvenilia, and one wouldn't be reading it if he hadn ... Read full review

About the author (1966)

Richard Palmer is Head of English at Bedford School, an HMC-Ofsted Inspector and a Consultant for NatWest Bank. He writes regularly for Jazz Journal International and is Series Editor for Eastnote, Hull University Press's new imprint of jazz studies. He is the author of a number of books on jazz. John White is Reader in American History at the University of Hull. He is the author of Billie Holiday: Her Life and Times (1987), Black Leadership in America (1985, revised 1998) and Artie Shaw: Non-Stop Flight (1998).

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