Philip Larkin lost tapes

I’m an unabashed Philip Larkin fan, thanks to my High School English teacher who set The Whitsun Weddings as one of our texts. If you like your poetry with a heavy dash of cynicism and an emphasis on mortality, he’s your man, although there’s a lot more to his work than that. Check out his poem ‘Ambulances‘ for a taste.

Larkin eschewed technology to a large degree, but as the video below shows, he did some recordings in 1981, that only came to light in 2007. It’s worth a look just for the shots of the home recording studio:

Imagine how many recordings that have been made over the past decade alone, that will pop up in the future as real finds. The question is whose hard drive is it sitting on? Share your stories of unearthed digital treasures in the comments below.

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