How Sri Lankan novel reveals:
Steve Jobs's philosophical stance
Ronald Barthes is considered as a major literary
theorist who revolutionised the theoretical outlook of the concepts
of literary 'work' and 'Text'. Central to his thesis is the seminal
distinction that Barthes made between the 'Text' and 'Work'.
Buddhist confessional poetry:
Narratives of self-conversion
I devoted the last few columns to a sustained
discussion of the nature, significance, vision, structure and
rhetorical strategies inscribed in the poems of the Therigatha.
Today, as a way of extending this discussion, I wish to juxtapose
two comparable and highly esteemed texts from the Western tradition.
Textual Tapestry and art of short story writing
Dilshan Boange’s Textual Tapestry, an anthology
of prose, short stories and poetry, stirs the debate on diverse
literary genres in general and short story in particular. In this
week’s column I explore the art of short story writing, considering
how Dilshan has exploited the intrinsic properties of the genre and
how innovative he has been in making use of short story to convey ,