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"So unreal": The unhomely moment in the poetry of Philip Larkin (2011)
Journal Article
Perry, S. J. (2011). "So unreal": The unhomely moment in the poetry of Philip Larkin. English Studies, 92(4), 432-448. doi:10.1080/0013838X.2011.574030

Philip Larkin has often been perceived as a poet of the everyday, his work projecting a stable and easily identifiable version of reality. However, while there can be little doubt that Larkin's ability to evoke the sights and sounds of the “weekday w... Read More

‘Only in dreams’: Philip Larkin and surrealism (2010)
Journal Article
Perry, S. (2010). ‘Only in dreams’: Philip Larkin and surrealism. English, 59(224), 95-119. doi:10.1093/english/efp049

This article suggests that one of the most illuminating ways of approaching the poetry of Philip Larkin is through the philosophy and art of the Surrealists, including the work of some of the movement's most renowned practitioners: André Breto... Read More