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Philip Larkin
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Philip Arthur Larkin

(1922-08-09)9 August 1922
Died 2 December 1985(1985-12-02) (aged 63)
Hull, Humberside, England
Resting place Cottingham municipal cemetery
Monuments Bronze statue, Martin Jennings (2010), Hull Paragon Interchange Station
Alma mater St John's College, Oxford
Occupation Poet, librarian, novelist, jazz critic
Employer University of Hull (1955-85)
Notable work
The Whitsun Weddings (1964), High Windows (1974)
Parent(s) Sydney Larkin (1884–1948), Eva Emily Day (1886–1977)

Philip Arthur Larkin CH, CBE, FRSL (9 August 1922 - 2 December 1985) was a English poet and novelist.

Larkin was born and raised in Coventry, Warwickshire, where he attended primary and secondary school. He graduated from St John's College, Oxford with a double first in English language and literature.

Larkin spent the latter years of his life in Hull, where he was a librarian at the University of Hull. Larkin died in Hull, Humberside, of oesophageal cancer.

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