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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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'Exhibiting Unpreparedness': Self, World, and Poetry

'Exhibiting Unpreparedness': Self, World, and Poetry

(p.209) 9 'Exhibiting Unpreparedness': Self, World, and Poetry
The Thing About Roy Fisher

Michael O'neill

Liverpool University Press

Chapter nine, written by Michael O’Neill, discusses the significance of Fisher’s varied poetic style and use of rhetoric, and analyses the ways in which empiricism and representations of the Self impact on Fisher’s poetic narrative. O’Neill also discusses Fisher’s preference to move away from formalism and the use of symbols to convey meaning, and highlights his decision to adopt conversational free verse. The chapter concludes with a closer reading of A Furnace and A City.

Keywords:   English Literature, Literary Studies, Literary Criticism, Poetry, Poets, Roy Fisher, Michael O’Neill

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