On the death of Edward King, Milton composed the elegy 'Lycidas.'
The natural drift of such talents tends toward elegy, as their circle of interlocutors and secret-sharers shrinks over time:
"An Elegy for Easterly" is filled with secrets the hypocrisy, the transparency, the consequences and these themes stretch into "The Book of Memory."
To read some of the more breathless elegies, you might think that Bowies adoption of multiple personalities arose from a genuine psychological crack.
Yet to suggest that Lisicky isnt aware of, and torturing himself over, elegys competing impulses is to undersell the books wisdom.