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,
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
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.