Blue Angel: A Novel by Francine Prose:
“His misogyny!” Lauren says. “And the total absence of one positive, life-affirming line in the man’s entire oeuvre!”
Swenson can hardly stand it. He loves those beautiful poems that tell more of the truth than anyone wants to hear. Nor does it help to think that this is one of the few, the very few dinner tables in the world at which most, or any, of the guests have heard of Philip Larkin.