Philip Arthur Larkin Net Worth

Philip Arthur Larkin Net Worth is
$15 Million

Philip Arthur Larkin Bio/Wiki, Net Worth, Married 2018

Philip Arthur Larkin, CH, CBE, FRSL (9 August 1922 – 2 December 1985) was an English poet, novelist, and librarian. His first book of poetry, The North Ship, was published in 1945, followed by two novels, Jill (1946) and A Girl in Winter (1947), and he came to prominence in 1955 with the publication of his second collection of poems, The Less Deceived, followed by The Whitsun Weddings (1964) and High Windows (1974). He contributed to The Daily Telegraph as its jazz critic from 1961 to 1971, articles gathered in All What Jazz: A Record Diary 1961–71 (1985), and he edited The Oxford Book of Twentieth Century English Verse (1973). His many honours include the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry. He was offered, but declined, the position of Poet Laureate in 1984, following the death of John Betjeman.After graduating from Oxford in 1943 with a first in English language and literature, Larkin became a librarian. It was during the thirty years he worked with distinction as university librarian at the Brynmor Jones Library at the University of Hull that he produced the greater part of his published work. His poems are marked by what Andrew Motion calls a very English, glum accuracy about emotions, places, and relationships, and what Donald Davie described as lowered sights and diminished expectations. Eric Homberger (echoing Randall Jarrell) called him "the saddest heart in the post-war supermarket"—Larkin himself said that deprivation for him was what daffodils were for Wordsworth. Influenced by W. H. Auden, W. B. Yeats, and Thomas Hardy, his poems are highly structured but flexible verse forms. They were described by Jean Hartley, the ex-wife of Larkin's publisher George Hartley (the Marvell Press), as a "piquant mixture of lyricism and discontent", though anthologist Keith Tuma writes that there is more to Larkin's work than its reputation for dour pessimism suggests.Larkin's public persona was that of the no-nonsense, solitary Englishman who disliked fame and had no patience for the trappings of the public literary life. The posthumous publication by Anthony Thwaite in 1992 of his letters triggered controversy about his personal life and political views, described by John Banville as hair-raising, but also in places hilarious. Lisa Jardine called him a "casual, habitual racist, and an easy misogynist", but the academic John Osborne argued in 2008 that "the worst that anyone has discovered about Larkin are some crass letters and a taste for porn softer than what passes for mainstream entertainment". Despite the controversy Larkin was chosen in a 2003 Poetry Book Society survey, almost two decades after his death, as Britain's best-loved poet of the previous 50 years, and in 2008 The Times named him Britain's greatest post-war writer.In 1973 a Coventry Evening Telegraph reviewer referred to Larkin as "the bard of Coventry", but in 2010, 25 years after his death, it was Larkin's adopted home city, Kingston upon Hull, that commemorated him wi
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Date Of BirthAugust 9, 1922
Place Of BirthCoventry, Warwickshire, England
EducationSt John's College, Oxford
ParentsSydney Larkin , Eva Emily Day
Star SignLeo
1One of several literary figures name-checked in the song "There She Goes, My Beautiful World" by Nick Cave : 'Philip Larkin he stuck it out in a library in Hull / And Dylan Thomas, he died drunk in St Vincent's Hospital'.
2He accepted the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 1975 Queen's Birthday Honours List and the Companion of Honour (CH) in the 1985 Queen's Birthday Honours List but declined the Laureateship in 1984 for his services to literature.
3He allegedly declined the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 1968 Queen's Birthday Honours List for his services to literature.


Love Again2003TV Movie poems
The Sunday Programme2002TV Series poem - 1 episode
The Old Fools2002Short poem
On the Margin1966TV Series poems


The History Boys2006acknowledgment: quotations from "MCMXIV"


Great Poets: In Their Own Words2014TV Series documentaryHimself, Archive
Time with Betjeman1983TV Series documentaryHimself
Monitor1964TV Series documentaryHimself

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Philip Larkin: Love and Death in Hull2003TV Movie documentaryHimself

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