High Windows


The poems in ‘High Windows’ illustrate Philip Larkin’s ability to bring lyrical expression to ordinary, urban lives.

ISBN: 9780571114511 Author: Larkin, Philip Publisher: FABER & FABER Publication Date: 29th October 1979 Imprint: Faber & Faber Cover: Paperback Dewey: 821.914 (edition:22) Pages: 42 Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subjects: ,

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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