Saturday, May 07, 2011

The Nature of Modernist Poetry

Philip Larkin in a library. Photograph by Fay ...Image via Wikipedia
“To me the whole of the ancient world, the whole of classical, biblical and mythology means very little, and I think that using them today not only fills poems full of dead spots but dodges the writers duty to be original” – Philip Larkin, ‘Four Conversations’, The London Magazine.
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