The Thing About Roy Fisher

Author: John Kerrigan
Publisher: Liverpool University Press
ISBN: 9780853235156
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The Thing About Roy Fisher from the Author: John Kerrigan. 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. "If you haven’t been introduced before, meet Roy Fisher; a major figure of twentieth century literature-inventive, exciting and unpredictable."—Eleanor Cooke, Raw Edge "Roy Fisher’s work is something altogether rare in contemporary British poetry."—David Sexton, The Sunday Times

A Tibetan English Dictionary

Author: H. A. Jaschke
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486426976
Size: 77.26 MB
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A Tibetan English Dictionary from the Author: H. A. Jaschke. Assembled by a missionary during the mid-19th century, this dictionary has an outstanding reputation. Practical and nontechnical, it offers a full sense of Tibetan words in their common usage. Each word is defined in terms of both its written and conversational usage. An English-Tibetan vocabulary offers pronunciations for hundreds of words.