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the injustice of speech

February 17, 2009

[Guardian] Three-quarters of an hour of being chanted at by a miserabilist librarian won’t be everyone’s idea of fun, and a less Larkinesque title than The Sunday Sessions is hard to imagine (it sounds like a Groove Armada album), but Faber’s new disc of Philip Larkin reading his own poems is an absolute treat. Dry, elegant and punctuated by some extremely funny impersonations, Larkin’s take on his own verse has already made me rethink my opinion on several of the poems.

(The rest of the article is full of excellent links to various archives of recordings well worth plundering.)

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