Introduction to Latin American fiction
I mentioned in Parts 1 and 2 of this article how
post-boom contemporary authors preferred to set their novels against
the backdrop and in the context of contemporary society and
popularised political writing and we have looked at Allende’s work
as an example of this.
The elegy and its many faces
Last week I presented a broad picture of the
elegy as a significant poetic genre that merits exploration and some
of the features associated with it that should command our
attention. Today I wish to discuss four of my favorite English
elegies with the intention of demonstrating the suppleness, range
and richness of this literary mode of expression.