Another Look Book Club: Philip Larkin's "A Girl in Winter"

Monday, April 30, 2018

7:30 pm

Bechtel Conference Center Map

Sponsored by:
Stanford Continuing Studies, Stanford Humanities Center

Philip Larkin is one of England’s most eminent postwar poets. But relatively few know of his early forays into fiction. Hence, Stanford's Another Look book club, which considers overlooked, forgotten, and off-the-beaten track novels (or simply ones that haven’t received the attention they merit), is taking on Larkin’s 1947 A Girl in Winter for its spring offering. The little-known novel takes place in wartime England, where a young refugee from Europe tries to recover her life while working in a provincial library. Meanwhile, she recalls a memorable summer with an English family before the war.

Panelists will include author Another Look Director Robert Pogue Harrison, who will will moderate the discussion. The Stanford professor also hosts the popular talk show, Entitled Opinions, and contributes regularly to the New York Review of Books. He will be joined by renowned author and National Medal of Arts winner Tobias Wolff, professor emeritus of English at Stanford. Literary scholar Elizabeth Conquest knew Philip Larkin—a close friend of her late husband, historian and poet Robert Conquest—and has written about Larkin’s poetry.

The book is available at Stanford Bookstore on the Stanford campus and Kepler’s in Menlo Park.

The book is also available on Kindle, and many used copies are on sale at Amazon and Abebooks. Please be aware that there are two editions of the book, listed separately and unlinked on Amazon: One from Faber & Faber here, and the other from Overlook Books here.

Monday, April 30, 2018
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Bechtel Conference Center Map

Free and open to the public. Arrive early for best seats.


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