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Allen Fisher Reading: Facture,‘Atkins Stomp',and Ezra Pound

Virtanen, Juha (2014) Allen Fisher Reading: Facture,‘Atkins Stomp',and Ezra Pound. In: Parker, Richard, ed. News from Afar: Ezra Pound and Some Contemporary British Poetries. Shearsman Books, Bristol, UK, pp. 194-211. ISBN 978-1-84861-364-5. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:54960)

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Abstract

This chapter considers Allen Fisher's poetics of 'facture'(specifically in connection to his poem 'Atkins Stomp') and Pound's political poetry. It argues that Pound, in Fisher's poem, acts as both model and antagonist, forming a frame of reference through which Fisher creates his own anti-Thatcherite writing. At the same time, the chapter points out, Fisher critiques and undercuts Pound's essentialism, thus allowing 'Atkins Stomp' to attack free-market capitalism and Pound's fascism at the same time.

Item Type: Book section
Uncontrolled keywords: Allen Fisher, Brixton Fractals, facture, Ezra Pound, The Cantos, Margaret Thatcher
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN80 Criticism
P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of English > Centre for Modern Poetry
Depositing User: Juha Virtanen
Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2016 14:31 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 17:13 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/54960 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Virtanen, Juha: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0286-860X
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