Tag Archives: Larkin

“Anabase” by St-John Perse

The book in question is T.S. Eliot’s translation of this 1920 French poem, with the original text on facing pages. Also included are several prefaces and forewords from other editions, all translated into English. I bought it many years ago … Continue reading

Posted in Poetry | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

“On Chesil Beach”, by Ian McEwan

A meditation on Hardy, Forster and Larkin, with all McEwan’s levers in full working order: newly-weds, one called Florence [Forster], their honeymoon in Dorset ending (sort-of) tragically [Hardy], and the main tension being that pre-60s sexual repression destructively and messily … Continue reading

Posted in Novel, Reading | Tagged , , | Leave a comment