TONIGHT: Philip Larkin’s early novel “A Girl in Winter”!

Portrait of the poet as a young man… Philip Larkin

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Robert Harrison

Philip Larkin is one of England’s most eminent postwar poets, but few know of his early forays into fiction. All that changes tonight, Monday, April 30, when Another Look considers Larkin’s little-known 1947 novel that takes place in wartime England, where a young refugee from the Continent attempts to recover her life while working in a provincial library. Please join us! It’s free and open to the public!

Tobias Wolff

When, where, who

The Larkin event will take place at the Bechtel Conference Center at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, April 30. Panelists will include Another Look Director Robert Harrison, who will will moderate the discussion. The Stanford professor and author also hosts the popular talk show, Entitled Opinions. He will be joined by renowned author Tobias Wolff, the founding director of Another Look, and literary scholar Elizabeth Conquest. “Liddie” Conquest knew Philip Larkin—a close friend of her late husband, historian and poet Robert Conquestand has written about Larkin’s poetry.
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Liddie Conquest

Elizabeth Conquest in the Wall Street Journal

As we wrote in the Book Haven last week, “Liddie” Conquest was featured in an article in the Wall Street Journal. The article is available to subscribers here. The article is excerpted on The Book Haven here.
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Directions
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The Bechtel Conference Center hosts all of Another Look’s events – a map is here.The nearby Knight parking structure, underneath the nearby Graduate School of Business, has plenty of room for free parking (see herefor a map). In addition, parking is available on Serra Street and in front of Encina Hall itself.
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See you there!
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