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by Philip Larkin

Aubade Resources


All Larkin, All the Time

Check out the Larkin Society's home page for all things Larkin.

Larkin's Life

This is a great Larkin bio plus links to other Larkin poems from our friends at the Poetry Foundation.

All about the Aubade

Larkin's "Aubade" is mentioned in this article about the form, and there are links to tons of other aubades from many different poets.

Quotable Larkin

Here are some quotes from Larkin on a bunch of different topics. Okay, mostly they're about death and unhappiness. Sorry.


Dance "Aubade"

This is a video interpretation of Larkin's "Aubade" set to a catchy beat. See what you think. What do you imagine Larkin would think?

Phil Reading

Here's a chance to hear Larkin read "Aubade." Spoiler Alert: the images are a little gloomy.


We Got a Fever, and the Only Cure is More Larkin

Here's another reading by Larkin (audio only this time).


Early Larkin

This is a fetching picture of Larkin as a young man.

Later Larkin

Here is a picture of Mr. Sunshine later in life.


Sure, he's smiling in this one, but look at that sky behind him.

Articles and Interviews

An Almost Perfect Poem?

This article from The Telegraph puts "Aubade" on a pretty high pedestal. What do you think?

Larkin Talks to The Paris Review

Larkin answers all kinds of questions (even though it seems like some of them he'd rather not).

Updike on Larkin

John Updike takes a careful look at Larkin's Collected Poems in this article from The New Yorker.


Get your Larkin Here!

Here are a bunch of books by Larkin (including his novel A Girl in Winter and All What Jazz, a collection of his music criticism and reviews). Click away.

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