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A lawnmower life? — 2 Comments

  1. Off topic:
    I read the Opera Browser might be of use with it’s VPN to you. I remember you asking a while back. It’s rated as the fastest and most secure.

    On Larkin. I see the influence of the Greeks on his work. Sure he read English at St John’s, but school would’ve been heavy indeed with Greek and Latin. Isn’t there something quite Olympian about the gardener and something truly tragic about the inevitable, whether the Hedgehog lived a good life or bad. All’s missing is the Oracle in the guise of a Magpie playing with the knobs on a gas BBQ.

  2. Larkin seems stoical in his acceptance of whatever reality confronted him. His characterisation of work as a toad always seemed eccentric.

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