Questions tagged [philip-larkin]

Questions about the literary works of Philip Larkin (1922-1985) or his life as a writer. He used the psuedonym Brunette Coleman for some of his works.

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Was Philip Larkin factually correct when he implied that in 1955 the streets in Ireland were "end-on to hills" more often than those in England?

In the 1955 Philip Larkin poem "The Importance of Elsewhere", it reads: Their draughty streets, end-on to hills, the faint Archaic smell of dockland, like a stable, The herring-hawker's ...
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Meaning of "solving" in "Days" by Philip Larkin

Philip Larkin's poem "Days" contains the following lines: Where can we live but days? Ah, solving that question Brings the priest and the doctor What does "solving" mean here? I ...
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