Thursday, May 08, 2008

An egg sculpted in lard, with goggles on

Philip Larkin did not like to look at pictures of himself...

1 comment:

  1. I've seen at least one great photo of Larkin. I don't know who took it or when, but first came across it in a book called "Larkin at Sixty", and it shows the poet, looking as much like an undertaker as ever, sitting on a border marker, which looks like a gravestone, labeled simply "ENGLAND." Which I thought was kind of perfect.