ENG215H1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 6: Alistair Macleod, The Lonely Goatherd, Elegy

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30 Dec 2017
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Alistair macleod, the closing down of summer & lisa moore, the lonely. Sense of place. creating and writing about characters who are attached and rooted in a place and landscape, cultural traditions and celtic values. Moore"s notion of newfoundland is not isolated or quaint - a rebranding of nf as an international location. cultural interpenetration and ux. A meticulous craftsman. resonance, enduring power. traditional life and traditional jobs and customs of maritimes communities. lives customs and lifestyles threatened by changing times, these things moore displays more positively. Elegy for the passing away of these elements . the urge to memorialize as characters preserve the past and something of their life, something of their existence in story form. Elegy: and poem written in elegiac meter. a formal lament. death, romance, usually ending in consolation. Sombre meditation, mortality of human beings, passing of things they value. transience of things he writes about, ephemeral quality of life. broader understanding of the elegy.

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