First Advisor

Leni Zumas

Date of Publication

Spring 7-19-2017

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

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

Department

English

Subjects

Dissociation (Psychology) -- Fiction

DOI

10.15760/etd.5564

Physical Description

1 online resource (ii, 124 pages)

Abstract

We find ourselves at a unique place in American history: language is losing its value; decency--or "political correctness"--is becoming taboo; and our future is legislated by those who feel they have been left behind. The stories in Animals Coupling don't attempt to explain contemporary America, but they do attempt to demonstrate (through language, character, style, and circumstance) an expressive rendering of what it looks and feels like to live in the here and now. There is a sense of detachment threading through these works, along with absurdity, loneliness, humor and anomie. But though a minor key may ring loudest, Animals Coupling ultimately, is an exploration of humanity, and hope.

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/20706

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