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Book Description
London, Faber and Faber Ltd, 1970. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. First Impression. A sharp, clean copy in brick brown cloth, in an equally Fine dustwrapper, not price-clipped. 272pp. with a list of records reviewed at end. Jazz was a passion for Larkin, and his reviews bear that out.
Dealer Notes
Larkin was a notable critic of modernism in contemporary art and literature. His scepticism is at its most nuanced and illuminating in Required Writing, a collection of his book reviews and essays, and at its most inflamed and polemical in his introduction to his collected jazz reviews, All What Jazz, drawn from the 126 record-review columns he wrote for The Daily Telegraph between 1961 and 1971, which contains an attack on modern jazz that widens into a wholesale critique of modernism in the arts. Despite the reputation Larkin not unwillingly acquired as an enemy of modernism, recent critical assessments of Larkin's writings have identified them as possessing some modernist characteristics.
Author Philip Larkin
Date 1970
Binding Cloth
Publisher Faber & Faber
Illustrator N/A
Condition Near Fine
Pages 272

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