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Radical Larkin : Seven Types of Technical Mastery - John Osborne

Radical Larkin

Seven Types of Technical Mastery


Published: 25th March 2014
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The recent deaths of Larkin's friends Kingsley Amis, Monica Jones, Maeve Brennan, Jean Hartley, Judy Egerton and Ruth Bowman underline the stark reality that the future of his reputation is passing irrevocably out of the hands of those who knew him and into the hands of those who do not. The first critical monograph to benefit from the textual rigour of Archie Burnett's landmark edition of The Complete Poems (2012), Radical Larkin is consciously addressed to a twenty-first century audience which reads his works direct, unmediated by biographical acquaintance. The volume consists of seven in-depth analyses of the techniques Larkin used to create eleven of his 'greatest hits'; namely, A Girl in Winter, 'Lines on a Young Lady's Photograph Album,', 'At Grass', 'The March Past', 'Church Going', 'An Arundel Tomb', 'The Whitsun Weddings', 'This Be The Verse', 'The Card-Players', 'Vers de Societe' and 'Aubade'.

Acknowledgements List of Abbreviations Introduction: A Textuality That Dare Not Speak Its Name 1. Radical Ellipsis: A Girl in Winter 2. Radical Ekphrasis: 'An Arundel Tomb', 'The Card-Players', 'Lines on a Young Lady's Photograph Album' 3. Radical Deterritorialization: 'At Grass', 'March Past', 'Church Going' 4. Radical De-essentialism: 'The Whitsun Weddings' 5. Radical Laughter: 'This Be The Verse' 6. Radical Plot Deflation: 'Vers de Societe' 7. Radical Citation: 'Aubade' Notes Bibliography Index

ISBN: 9780230348240
ISBN-10: 0230348246
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 302
Published: 25th March 2014
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.54
Edition Number: 1