Philip Larkin was born in Coventry in 1922. His father, Sydney, was the city treasurer, who admired Hitler. Years later Larkin described his childhood home as "dull, pot-bound and slightly mad.
Phillip Larkin is an English poet, novelist, and critic, a leading figure of 'The Movement,' term coined to describe a group of British poets that coalesced during the 1950s.'The Movement' poets addressed everyday British life in plain, straightforward language and often in traditional forms.

Larkin's best known books were THE LESS DECEIVED (1955), THE WHITSUN WEDDINGS (1964), and HIGH WINDOWS (1974).

  • The first participation of Phillip Larkin was in the publication of the anthology New Lines.

  • As poet Larkin made his debut with the collection THE NORTH SHIP in 1945.

  • Larkin was educated at King Henry VIII School where he wrote for the school magazine.

  • Kingsley Amis.

· (1943) Three of his poets were published in Oxford Poetry.

  • Larkin's mother died in 1977, and after her death he wrote only 11 poems, although he produced a book of essays in 1983.
  • 1961-1971 jazz musicians. (II WW).

Details of his life as human being.
Larkin managed to maintain three long relationships:
1. Monica Jones, a professor of English, whom he met when he was 24. In 1974 he bought a house in Hull, which he shared with her.
2. In 1961, Larkin began a relationship with Maeve Brennan, a colleague at Hull library.
3. The third woman was Betty Mackereth, his secretary at Hull University.

Although he had a number of affairs, Larkin feared marriage and family, and never married. "Two can live as stupidly as one," he said.

Larkin underwent surgery for cancer of the oesophagus, and died within a year on December 2, 1985.
1993 Andrew Motion
The poet's casual racism and other politically incorrect attitudes.