Much of Philip Larkin's poetry is firmly rooted in the everyday detail of lives in post-war Britain. To many readers he is, above all, a chronicler of the ordinary in the 50s and 60s. At key points in his poems, however, he becomes symbolic and mystical, even suggesting that language can't ex-press the most profound things. The speaker will explore some of these jumps from immediacy of his times to the escape from the here and now.
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