From The Atlantic: Christopher Hitchens's splendid essay on Philip Larkin.
Larkin’s own summary was, if anything, even more dank: he once described the sexual act as a futile attempt to get “someone else to blow your own nose for you.”
Hull celebrates Larkin25 and more. And here is The Awl's list of the top 94 Larkin poems in order. Hard to argue with though I'd have "Church Going" and "Talking in Bed" higher on the list. You can listen to the author on tape reading his work.I have an LP of Larkin reading the whole of The Less Deceived. It was put out by the Marvell Press in 19589.