International Journal of English Literature and Culture

International Journal of English Literature and Culture

Vol. 4(3), pp. 51-55, March, 2016

 ISSN: 2360-7831

DOI: 10.14662/IJELC2016.023


Review paper


‘Interrogating the Critical Canon’-A Deleuzean Approach to Philip Larkin


Avijit Chakraborty


Asst Professor in English, N.B.S Mahavidyalaya, Jaigaon, Alipurduar, West Bengal, India.

Email address: poribrajak@yahoo.co.in


Accepted 31 February 2016



The criticism of Philip Larkin’s poetry post the poet’s death in 1985 had predominantly traversed a trajectory in which the poet and his craft was deplorably subsumed in preference for the man and his vicissitudes. So pervasive was this neglect (fundamentally academic and institutionalized) that for a long time the major bulk of his poetry was consigned to oblivion. This essay is an attempt to engage with those mainstream Larkin criticisms at the level of their ideological constructs and also to open up a contemporary approach to reading practice from the Deleuzean perspective of ‘Becoming’. This would provide a viable methodology for further interpretative endeavour.

Key words: Larkin, criticism, ideology, interpretation, Deleuzean, Becoming.


Cite This Article As: Chakraborty A (2016). ‘Interrogating the Critical Canon’-A Deleuzean Approach to Philip Larkin. Inter. J. Eng. Lit. Cult. 4(3): 51-55



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