Philip Larkin

Philip Larkin

By: Stephen Cooper (author)Hardback

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Overturning many of the established perspectives on Larkin's poetry and prose, Cooper's book presents new evidence from a range of previously unpublished sources, and is the first full-length critical work to analyse Larkin's early fiction, as well as advancing new readings of The Less Deceived', The Whitsun Weddings' and High Windows'. Critics have tended to label Larkin's poetry as sexist, racist and reactionary. However, this volume demonstrates that Larkin's artistic impulse throughout his career was to challenge orthodox models of social and sexual politics. Focusing on the Brunette Coleman novellas and the unfinished novels, a structural blueprint is identified as prefiguring the later poems' commentary on sexual and social conduct. Further unpublished material includes correspondence, workbook drafts, dream records, and a playscript, depicting, alternately, hostility to wartime heroics, revulsion from capitalism, unease with traditional gender roles and an interest in psychoanalysis. This study makes available to scholars paintings by Larkin's friend, James Sutton, which illuminate the writer's concern with social oppression, especially the predicament of women in the 1940s. This is a fresh and revealing study on Larkin's artistic subversion; stylistic and thematic, it reveals the underlying themes of Larkin's entire oeuvre.

About Author

Stephen Cooper has taught English Literature in schools, colleges, adult education establishments and the Open University. He has also published reviews on Larkin scholarship in the Philip Larkin Society newsletter, About Larkin, and has lectured on gender roles in Larkin's work in an international forum.

Contents

Pastoralism & the Changing Climate in the Arid Northern Kenya; New Generation of Dietary Supplements with Microelements for Livestock -- Possibilities & Prospects; Soy Protein Products: Anti-Nutritional Factors, Classification, Processing, Quality Assessment, Nutritional value & Application in Animal Feed; Bangladesh Poultry Sector: Growth, Competitiveness & Future Potential; Parasitic Diseases in Livestock under Different Farming Practices: Possibilities for their Control; Animal Trypanosomosis: An Important Constraint for Livestock in Tropical & Sub-Tropical Regions; Surveillance & Management of Trypanosomiasis in Cattle Herds in Kauru Area, Kaduna State, Nigeria; Anthelmintic Resistance: A Giant Obstacle for Livestock Worm Control in Current Era -- A Challenge; Salmonella & Salmonellosis in Animals & Humans: Epidemiology, Pathogenicity, Clinical Presentation & Treatment; Bovine Tuberculosis at the Human-Animal Interface, Situation & Possible Risk Factors of Disease in Animals in Pakistan, Future of Disease & Action Plan; Paratuberculosis (Johne's Disease): Clinical Signs, Diagnosis, Lesions, Prophylaxis/Treatment/Control & Zoonotic Potential; Changes in Consumers' Food Purchases Due to New Legislation on Food Labeling May Affect Livestock Production Practices in the United States; Index.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781845190002
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 208
  • ID: 9781845190002
  • weight: 512
  • ISBN10: 1845190009

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