Larkinland

  • Title: Larkinland
  • Author: Jonathan Tulloch
  • ISBN: 9781781723951
  • Page: 249
  • Format: Paperback
  • Larkinland Jonathan Tulloch has written a pitch perfect realization of Larkin s poetic world Arriving in s Hull Arthur Merryweather finds himself lodging with the landlady from hell and falling in love wit
    Jonathan Tulloch has written a pitch perfect realization of Larkin s poetic world Arriving in 1950s Hull, Arthur Merryweather finds himself lodging with the landlady from hell, and falling in love with fellow librarian Niamh O Leary But just as their love threatens to bloom, the mystery of Mr Bleaney, the enigmatic insurance salesman who rented his room before him, threaJonathan Tulloch has written a pitch perfect realization of Larkin s poetic world Arriving in 1950s Hull, Arthur Merryweather finds himself lodging with the landlady from hell, and falling in love with fellow librarian Niamh O Leary But just as their love threatens to bloom, the mystery of Mr Bleaney, the enigmatic insurance salesman who rented his room before him, threatens to pull the poet into disaster and cast him into the criminal hinterland of fish town , that sublimely banal Larkinland beached on the mudflats at the end of the railway line, like a brick seal with a woodbine in its gob.

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    1. The poet Philip Larkin described the city of Hull in Yorkshire as “fish smelling” and “a dump”. He'd moved there in 1955 to begin a post as Librarian at the University of Hull (a post he held until his death). A month after his arrival he began slagging the place, moaning to a friend: “I’m settling down in Hull all right. Every day I sink a little further.” then later declaring: “What a hole, what witless, crapulous people. I wish I could think of just one nice thing to tell you [...]

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    2. I could’ve written this book. I should’ve written this book. I intended to write this book. I even planned to write this book but for some reason—for many reasons if I’m being honest—I never did and so when I learned of the existence of Larkinland there was no way I wasn’t going to read it and I couldn’t see me not hating it because ‘Mr Bleaney’ was the reason I became a writer and I couldn’t imagine anyone being able to do anything with that poem that met my approval. I thin [...]

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    3. Perfectly distilled Larkin's existence in Hull, familiar to any readers of his poems and/or any biographies. Not quite the sum of these parts on it's own, but as a keen fan of Larkin it resonated strongly with me.

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