Degree Type

Thesis

Date of Award

2008

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

English

First Advisor

Debra Marquart

Second Advisor

Donna Niday

Third Advisor

Teresa Paschke

Abstract

My thesis is a collection of short stories entitled, "Not unacquainted with pain." These stories all depict narrators in the midst of great loss as they try to cope, comprehend, and carry on. These narrators seek to deal with their feelings of grief, guilt, and longing as they look for definition in the world around them. They seek to articulate their feelings in a variety of different ways, through connection with family, to disassociation with family, to seeking epiphany in a work of art. The narrators themselves range dramatically in age and experience, from a seven year-old girl, to a seventy year-old woman. The stories range in tone from tragic, to aloof, to humorous.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/rtd-180813-16425

Publisher

Digital Repository @ Iowa State University, http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/

Copyright Owner

Amanda Anne Schumacher

Language

en

Proquest ID

AAI1453107

OCLC Number

236923073

ISBN

9780549541776

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

116 pages

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