Larkin, work and libraries
Philip Larkin on being a librarian ….
“I hate work. Libraries are a quite pleasant way of earning a living. Dismal prospects though! Jobs connected with books like publishing are not good for creative writing. That’s why libraries, all technical and administration, are so good.” [
Larkin’s first interview John Shakespeare TLS]
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