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The Thing About Roy FisherCritical Studies$
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John Kerrigan and Peter Robinson

Print publication date: 2000

Print ISBN-13: 9780853235156

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2019

DOI: 10.5949/liverpool/9780853235156.001.0001

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The Work of a Left-Handed Man

The Work of a Left-Handed Man

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(p.86) 3 The Work of a Left-Handed Man
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The Thing About Roy Fisher
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John Lucas

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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9780853235156.003.0004

In chapter three, John Lucas describes the UK jazz scene following the Second World War. Lucas describes the free and unlimited qualities of jazz and makes comparative reference to Fisher’s own personal interest in the genre. The chapter goes on to state that Fisher’s writing style can arguably be linked to the many styles of jazz piano, in that the two both adhere to imaginative thought and liberation from formal constraints. As well as music, the chapter also focuses on the significance and impact of the themes of location and belonging found in Fisher’s poetry.

Keywords:   English Literature, Literary Studies, Literary Criticism, Poetry, Poets, Roy Fisher, John Lucas

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