‘Adjectives’: the Novel; the Movie
Basil Bunting: ‘Adjectives drain nouns’
Defending more than defensive. Ill-equipped, formal,
Generous, invasive, status-conscious. Anxious, generous.
Shallow, acquisitive, kitted out, entertaining.
Ill-tended, ill-fed, worn: stale tending to foul.
Grimly, well-organised, obvious. Drunk.
Questing, Attentive. Reserved. Contained
Roy Fisher, Standard Midland (Tarset: Bloodaxe Books, 2010), 35.