This copy includes a typed invoice dated 18 June 1953 to Graham Bury from the author (giving his address as Flat 13, 30 Elmwood Avenue, Belfast). The envelope, addressed to Graham Bury at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, was sent from Belfast on 20 June 1954.
Graham Bury was to play a crucial role for the future of Larkin studies; it was he who introduced Anthony Thwaite to Larkin's poetry. Writing in The Movement Reconsidered (Oxford, 2009), Thwaite notes: "As for Philip Larkin, I read, in the Spectator, such poems as 'Wires' and a few others in 1953; and an undergraduate at Corpus Christi, Graham Bury, urged me to read the novel Jill... He also told me this man Larkin had published a little pamphlet called XX Poems, which I duly ordered through Blackwell's bookshop in Oxford... I was very impressed..."
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