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Title The thing about Roy Fisher [electronic resource] : critical studies / edited by John Kerrigan and Peter Robinson.

Imprint Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2000.

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Description 1 online resource (x, 377 pages).
Series Liverpool English texts and studies
Liverpool English texts and studies.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-366) and indexes.
Summary The Thing about Roy Fisher is the first critical book to be dedicated to the work of this outstanding poet, who has won many admirers for his explorations of the modem city, his experiments with perception and sensory experience, his jazz-inspired prose, and his political and cultural comedies. The collection brings together a distinguished group of contributors : poets and critics, from several generations, active on both sides of the Atlantic. In a dozen newly commissioned essays they discuss the entire range of Roy Fisher's work, from its fraught beginnings in the 1950s through such major texts of the 1960s and 1970s as City, The Ship's Orchestra and Wonders of Obligation, to A Furnace, his 1980s masterpiece, and beyond. The essays are closely engaged with the fabric of Fisher's verse, but they also bring into view a fascinating array of connections between contemporary poetry and philosophy, psychology; the visual arts and jazz. The Thing about Roy Fisher ends with a full and up-to-date bibliography; an essential starting point for further study of this versatile and complex writer, whose centrality and importance within modern English and European poetry is now more than ever apparent. Kerrigan and Robinson's collection provides a helpful introduction to Roy Fisher's work, and will be necessary reading for anyone with a live interest in modern poetry.
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Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
Processing Action digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve MiAaHDL
Contents Title Page; Contents; Notes on Contributors; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Introduction; 1: Roy Fisher on Location; 2: 'Menacing Works in my Isolation': Early Pieces; 3: The Work of a Left-HandedMan; 4: Osmotic Investigations and Mutant Poems: An Americanist Poetic; 5: 'Making Forms with Remarks':The Prose; 6: Cutting-Edge Poetics: Roy Fisher's 'Language Book'; 7: A Burning Monochrome: Fisher's Block; 8: 'The Secret Laugh of theWorld'; 9: 'Exhibiting Unpreparedness': Self, World, and Poetry; 10: 'Coming into their Own': Roy Fisher and John Cowper Powys.
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Subject Fisher, Roy, 1930- -- Criticism and interpretation.
Fisher, Roy, 1930- -- Criticism and interpretation.
Fisher, Roy, 1930-
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Added Author Kerrigan, John, editor.
Robinson, Peter, 1953- editor.
Other Form: Print version: Thing about Roy Fisher. Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2000 0853235155 9780853235156 (DLC) 00344424 (OCoLC)42659435
ISBN 9781846314223 (electronic bk.)
1846314224 (electronic bk.)
0853235252 (pbk.)
9780853235255 (pbk.)