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... The title poem made me want to scream at the realisation that in Victorian society a woman 'defiled' by a man would be deemed damaged goods and unlikely to mary; oh the unfairness! And yet the perpetrator was himself 'more deceived' by his act. I was inspired to write to Larkin and received ... Read review
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The Less Deceived

AdvantagesWonderful thought provoling, bleak yet humorous

DisadvantagesA little too melancholic perhaps?

"...Larkin's style, wit and even the bleak nature of much of this work. As an angst ridden teenager the poems seemed to speak directly to me. The title poem made me want to scream at the realisation that in Victorian society a woman 'defiled' by a man would be deemed damaged goods and unlikely to mary; oh the unfairness! And yet the perpetrator was himself 'more deceived' by his act. I was inspired to write to Larkin and received a lovely reply to ..." Read review
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Type Poetry
Title The Less Deceived
Author Philip Larkin
Original Release Year 1955
ISBN 900533064
EAN 9780900533068

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