Advisor

Charles D'Ambrosio

Date of Award

1-1-2011

Document Type

Closed Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) in Creative Writing

Department

English

Physical Description

1 online resource (ii, 83 p.)

Subjects

Realist fiction, Sense of belonging, Sense of place, Place (Philosophy) in literature -- Fiction, Identity (Psychology) -- Fiction, Well-being -- Fiction

DOI

10.15760/etd.1165

Abstract

The five stories in this collection are an exploration of realist fiction through a variety of narrative points of view and a diversity of characters. The stories explore issues of class, age, work and family, but in each piece, the characters struggle in their own way to discover a sense of belonging in their own lives. Central to each of these stories is a sense of place. All are set in the American west, most in rural California and the land and activities of place provide not only a specific landscape, but often a limitation, a narrative element against which the characters both resist and find their truest home.

Description

This thesis is only available to students, faculty and staff at PSU.

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/7251

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