An Enormous Yes in memoriam Philip Larkin


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An Enormous Yes – in memoriam Philip Larkin (1922-1985)

An Enormous Yes in memoriam Philip Larkin was published  by Peterloo Poets in Calstock, Cornwall, England in 1986.

This book is a wonderful tribute to Philip Larkin. Edited by Harry Chambers, it includes poems and tributes by Robert Hull, William Scammell, Andrew Motion, Anthony Thwaite and others.

An Enormous Yes includes two unpublished Philip Larkin poems, two uncollected poems, and essays by Philip Larkin on his childhood in Coventry, England, on poetry, on the writing of his collection of poems The Whitsun Weddings and more. The book also includes fascinating black and white photographs and some doodles and a sketch by Larkin.

To quote Peter Levi in his tribute in the book, “No new poet in English will be so remembered for a long time to come.”

This softcover book is previously owned but feels as if it has never been opened. It contains an ‘Ex Libris’ sticker dated 1987. This 72 page book is in excellent condition. This is a first edition. We understand that no hardback book was produced. Size 21.5 x 14cm.

A wonderful item for anyone interested in Philip Larkin.

In 2016 a floor-memorial to Philip Larkin was laid at Poets’ Corner in Westminster Abbey.

Peterloo Poets is a small publishing house based in Cornwall. Harry Chambers (1937-2012) founded Peterloo Poets in Manchester in 1972 and was the Publishing Director until his death.

Read more about Philip Larkin (1922-1985).

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