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Archive | Philip Larkin | Two Poems: To The Sea, Annus...

Philip Larkin (1922-1985) was a prolific poet and writer of essays, criticism and reviews during the twentieth century. Described as ‘England’s other Poet Laureate’,...

Interview | Emma Larkin on her new novel, Comrade Aeon’s Field...

Emma Larkin on her new novel, Comrade Aeon's Field Guide to Bangkok Emma Larkin is a writer and journalist living in Thailand. The author of...

Essay | The Joys of Depression, The Glamour of Gloom: Bishop...

Jeffrey Meyers The Joys of Depression, The Glamour of Gloom: Bishop and Larkin Though Elizabeth Bishop (1911-79) and Philip Larkin (1922-85) have many personal and poetic qualities...

Review | Russian Roulette: The Life and Times of Graham Greene...

Biographers have three ways of dealing with their predecessors. They can generously thank them, ignore their achievement, or viciously attack them. Richard Greene (no relation to Graham) misleadingly links Michael Shelden’s deeply flawed book (l994) with Norman Sherry’s impressive three-volume 2,250-page work (1989-2004). Sherry conducted many interviews with Graham from 1904-91, and his first two volumes were perceptive and convincing. Richard calls [...]

Essay | W.H. Auden: The Man Who Spoke for the Dumb...

One of the hallmarks of a great artist is their often lugubrious disdain for their own work. The reclusive French composer Paul Dukas was self-critical to the degree that he only allowed fifteen of his works to be published. Needless to say, they have become much loved [...]

The Past Beneath Our Feet

September in the Rain by Peter Robinson, Holland House, September 2016, 280pp, £11.99 (paperback) Collected Poems by Peter Robinson, Shearsman Books, February 2017, 518pp, £19.95...

Essay | Cliché as ‘Responsible speech’: Geoffrey Hill by Christopher Ricks

Geoffrey Hill, who died on 20th June 2016, was a great poet, a major poet. To celebrate him, we have pulled from our archive an essay...

The Death of the Literary Patron

  During a recent drive-by of the Saatchi Gallery, in Duke of York Square, I found myself pondering the good fortune of such artists as...

Literary Norfolk by Francesca Baker

In May 2012 Norwich became England’s first UNESCO City of Literature, joining  Edinburgh, Melbourne, Iowa City, Dublin, Reykjavik and Kraków  in this hallowed status. For...

Peter Pan Meets Elvis

  I Knew the Bride, Hugo Williams, Faber, 2014, 65pp, £12.99 (hardback) Hugo Williams has been called many things in a poetic career stretching back half...

An interview with the editor of The London Magazine, Steven O’Brien

The London Magazine interviews Steven O’Brien, editor of The London Magazine ahead of their first general poetry competition.   The London Magazine have begun running more...

An interview with the editor of The London Magazine, Steven O’Brien

The London Magazine interviews Steven O’Brien, editor of The London Magazine ahead of their first general poetry competition. The London Magazine have begun running more...

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