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A British poet and novelist, he is best known for such poetry collections as The Less Deceived, The Whitsun Weddings, and High Windows. His works of fiction include A Girl in Winter and Jill.
He was educated at Oxford and, upon graduation, began a thirty-year career as a librarian.
He declined a 1984 offer to become English Poet Laureate because he did not believe that he was producing poetic work of any significance.
How did Philip Larkin die?
|Cause of death||N/A|
|Age of death||63 years|
|Birthday||August 9, 1922|
|Death date||December 2, 1985|
|Place of death||Kingston upon Hull, United Kingdom|
|Place of burial||N/A|
"They say eyes clear with age."Philip Larkin
"I think writing about unhappiness is probably the source of my popularity, if I have any-after all, most people are unhappy, don't you think?"Philip Larkin
"I wouldn't mind seeing China if I could come back the same day."Philip Larkin
"Deprivation is for me what daffodils were for Wordsworth."Philip Larkin
"Man hands on misery to man. It deepens like a coastal shelf. Get out as early as you can, and don't have any kids yourself."Philip Larkin