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Sunday, 27 March 2011





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Introduction to Latin American fiction

The decades of the 1960s and 1970s were a time of great political turmoil all over Latin America, in a political and diplomatic climate strongly influenced by the dynamics of the Cold War. This climate formed the background for the work of the writers of the Latin American Boom,

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The elegy and its many faces

The elegy, as a poetic form, is found in most societies. Broadly speaking, it is a form of lyric poetry that deals with death and loss. Like architecture and sculpture, the elegy, in most cultures,

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Cultural SCENE

Michael Ondaatje and the Gratiaen Prize

In this week’s column, I would like to explore some issues pertaining to the literary awards in Sri Lanka and their overarching influence on the quality of Sri Lankan English writings. This week’s focus is on the Gratiaen Prize (GP) which is supposed to be a standard setter.

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