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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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A Furnace and the Life of the Dead

A Furnace and the Life of the Dead

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(p.257) 11 A Furnace and the Life of the Dead
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The Thing About Roy Fisher
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Clair Wills

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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9780853235156.003.0012

Chapter eleven, written by Clair Wills, provides a close reading of Fisher’s A Furnace. In this chapter, Wills unpacks the poem’s most significant recurring motifs, including the mention of ghosts, politics, memory and immortality. She also focuses closely on the attention Fisher places on the burial of the dead, and analyses the poem’s portrayal of both religious and literary boundaries.

Keywords:   English Literature, Literary Studies, Literary Criticism, Poetry, Poets, Roy Fisher, Clair Wills

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