Roy Fuller

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Roy Broadbent Fuller (11 February 1912 – 27 September 1991) was an English writer, known mostly as a poet. He was born in Failsworth, Lancashire, and brought up in Blackpool, Lancashire. He worked as a lawyer (solicitor) for a building society, serving in the Royal Navy 1941-1946.

Poems (1939) was his first book of poetry. He began to write fiction also in the 1950s. As a poet he became identified, on stylistic grounds, with The Movement. He was Professor of Poetry at Oxford University 1968-1973. The poet John Fuller is his son. In 1966 Anthony Powell dedicated to Fuller his novel The Soldier's Art, the eighth volume of his masterwork, A Dance to the Music of Time.

Books[edit]

  • Poems (1939)
  • The Middle of a War (1942)
  • A Lost Season (1944),
  • Savage gold (1946)
  • With My Little Eye (1948)
  • Epitaphs and Occasions (1949)
  • The Second Curtain (1953)
  • Counterparts (1954)
  • Image of a Society (1956)
  • Brutus’s Orchard (1957)
  • Fantasy and Fugue (1956) [This was republished as Murder in Mind.]
  • Byron for Today (1958)
  • New poems (1968)
  • Off Course: Poems (1969)
  • The Carnal island (1970)
  • Seen Grandpa Lately? (1972)
  • Song Cycle from a Record Sleeve (1972)
  • Tiny Tears (1973)
  • Owls and Artificers: Oxford lectures on poetry (1974)
  • Professors and Gods: Last Oxford Lectures on Poetry (1975)
  • From the Joke Shop (1975)
  • The Joke Shop Annexe (1975)
  • An Ill-Governed Coast: Poems (1976)
  • Poor Roy (1977)
  • The Reign of Sparrows (1980)
  • Souvenirs (1980)
  • Fellow Mortals: An anthology of animal verse (1981)
  • More About Tompkins, and other light verse (1981)
  • House and Shop (1982)
  • The Individual and his Times: A selection of the poetry of Roy Fuller (1982) with V. J. Lee
  • Vamp Till Ready: Further memoirs (1982)
  • Upright Downfall (1983) with Barbara Giles and Adrian Rumble,
  • As from the Thirties (1983)
  • Home and Dry: Memoirs III (1984)
  • Mianserin Sonnets (1984)
  • Subsequent to Summer (1985)
  • Twelfth Night: A personal view (1985)
  • New and Collected Poems, 1934-84 (1985)
  • Outside the Canon (1986)
  • Murder in Mind (1986)
  • Lessons of the Summer (1987)
  • The Ruined Boys (1987)
  • Consolations (1987)
  • Available for Dreams (1989)
  • Stares (1990)
  • Spanner and Pen: Post-war memoirs (1991)