A copy of this work was available on the public web and has been preserved in the Wayback Machine. The capture dates from 2022; you can also visit the original URL.
The file type is
Preliminary notes on topicality and recent pandemic poetry
Tydskrif vir Letterkunde
In this article I appraise the aesthetic and ideological implications of the use of the topical as source material for literary creation, with special focus on poetry. I underscore how the shared knowledge between the writer and the audience influences the craft of poetry and is equally crucial for the reception of a work of art. I link postcolonial writers' fixation on the topical to Edward Said's influential revaluation of Western historiography and privileging of the political in literarydoi:10.17159/tl.v59i3.12061 fatcat:6v6ielm2bzbr7g3yzaaysmb2j4