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Sons and Mothers: Lawrence, Larkin and the Maternal Muse

Wednesday 26 May, 2021, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


This compelling talk explores the work of two of the finest English writers of the 20th century; DH Lawrence and Philip Larkin.

Join Philip Watts for a fascinating look at how each writer’s relationship with his mother influenced their work. Find out how D H Lawrence, regarded as the ‘greatest imaginative novelist of our generation’, affected Larkin’s poetry so many years later. Enjoy readings of several complete poems and see why Larkin’s work was once described as ‘a poetry from which even people who distrust poetry, most people, can take comfort and delight’.