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Record Number: 20279


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

'Larkin later admitted that he spent most of his time straying from the path Bone [his tutor] intended him to follow. "I was on a great [George] Moore kick at that time", he said; "probably he was at the bottom of my style, then".'

Century:

1900-1945

Date:

Between 1 Oct 1940 and 1 Jul 1943

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

city: Oxford

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Reader:

Philip Larkin

Age:

Adult (18-100+)

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

9 Aug 1922

Socio-Economic Group:

Professional / academic / merchant / farmer

Occupation:

later poet

Religion:

n/a

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

George Moore

Title:

[unknown]

Genre:

Fiction

Form of Text:

Print: Unknown

Publication Details

n/a

Provenance

unknown


Source Information:

Record ID:

20279

Source:

Print

Author:

Andrew Motion

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Philip Larkin. A Writer's Life

Place of Publication:

London

Date of Publication:

1993

Vol:

n/a

Page:

43

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Andrew Motion, Philip Larkin. A Writer's Life (London, 1993), p. 43, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=20279, accessed: 01 July 2022


Additional Comments:

None

   
   
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