news from paraguay] (1)

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Dirir Abdullahi Ms. Walton AP English and Composition 06/14/10 Lit Circle Project Eight Lily Tuck's novel The News from Paraguay is an exploration of history and the folly of mankind when they are seduced by wealth and power. The narration consists of a mixture of usually short passages from different sources. On one side, we find snippets of Ella's personal diary and letters. Then, there are sections describing events that took place during that time with accuracy and efficiency. Finally, some parts show scenes among the different characters, bringing the story nicely to life. The author claims that she "…tried to keep to historical facts and events when I find them important and necessary," and one can certainly guess which parts are facts and which are fiction. However, the whole account seems to be based on fact, which in my opinion is no small achievement. This book is the only book in which I have seen have descriptive letters, and diary entries within each chapter. These letters and diary entries add a profound imagery and understanding to the story. Likewise, unlike previous classics such as
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This note was uploaded on 01/02/2012 for the course ENGL 131 taught by Professor Anderson,donaldl during the Spring '08 term at University of Washington.

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