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Philip Larkin

Philip LarkinAKA Philip Arthur Larkin

Born: 9-Aug-1922
Birthplace: Coventry, England
Died: 2-Dec-1985
Location of death: Hull, Yorkshire, England
Cause of death: Cancer - unspecified
Remains: Buried, Cottingham Municipal Cemetery, Cottingham, East Yorkshire, England

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Poet

Nationality: England
Executive summary: The Whitsun Weddings

Father: Sydney Larkin
Mother: Eva
Girlfriend: Monica Jones (lecturer)
Girlfriend: Maeve Brennan (librarian assistant)
Girlfriend: Betty Mackereth (secretary)

    High School: King Henry VIII School, Coventry
    University: St. John's College, Oxford University
    Administrator: Assistant Librarian, University College Leicester (1946-55)
    Administrator: Librarian, University of Hull (1955-85)

    The London Daily Telegraph Jazz Critic (1961-71)
    Commander of the British Empire 1975
    Irish Ancestry

Author of books:
The North Ship (1945, poetry)
Jill (1946, novel)
A Girl in Winter (1947, novel)
XX Poems (1953, poetry)
The Fantasy Poets No. 21 (1954, poetry)
The Less Deceived (1955, poetry)
The Whitsun Weddings (1964, poetry)
All What Jazz: A Record Diary 196168 (1970, music)
High Windows (1974, poetry)
Required Writing: Miscellaneous Pieces 195582 (1982, essays)
Collected Poems 193883 (1988, poetry)


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