John Fuller

(b. 1937)

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(1937– ),

poet and novelist, son of R. Fuller. His volumes of poetry include Cannibals and Missionaries (1972), Lies and Secrets (1979), The Illusionists (1980), a satiric narrative in stanza form of contemporary life, Selected Poems 1954–1982 (1985), Collected Poems (1996), Now and For a Time (2002), and Ghosts (2004). His poems range from lyrics to pastiche verse epistles, from sonnets to long unrhymed monologues. His novel Flying to Nowhere (1983) is a fantasy about a 16th‐cent. abbot who thinks he has discovered, through surgical dissection, the seat of the soul. Other novels include Tell It Me Again (1988), The Burning Boys (1989), The Memoirs of Laetitia Horsepole, by Herself (2001), and Flawed Angel (2003).

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