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1

How could you describe Larkins early life?

grim, suburban life

2

Larkin had a lack of...

religious faith

3

Where was Larkin a librarian to?

Hull

4

What was Larkin?

a loner

5

In what ways can Larkins work be seen to have been influenced by Hardy?

Pessimism
external work to describe internal
intricate syntax

6

In what ways can Larkins work be seen to have been influenced by Yeats?

loss
time passing
premature ageing

7

What sort of upbringing did Duffy have?

Catholic

8

How does Duffy studying philosophy link to her work?

her understanding of the limits of language and meaning of time

9

Duffy was an LGBT+...

poet laurette

10

When was Mean Time published?

1993

11

When did Duffy move to Stafford?

Aged 6

12

When was The Whitsun Weddings published?

1964

13

What year did Larkin get engaged to Ruth?

1943

14

When did Larkin and Ruth break off their engagement?

1950 (could not commit)

15

How long was Duffy's relatonship with Jackie Kay?

15 years