Degree Type

Thesis

Date of Award

2003

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

English

Abstract

These essays chronicle my attempt to join, discover, and create community both as a child and as an adult. In my youth, I sought belonging in a number of places, from the Catholic Church to Hollywood game shows, from a parochial school classroom to a firetrap punk rock club. And each time, I felt close to belonging to something bigger than myself, only to see it broken up for a multitude of reasons, sometimes of my own doing. As an adult, I threw myself feverishly into my romantic relationships, believing that I might find in a community of two the stability that larger groups lacked. And when those relationships fell apart, I found myself more alone that I had ever imagined I might.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/rtd-180813-5945

Publisher

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

Copyright Owner

Colin Thomas Rafferty

Language

en

Date Available

2013-10-14

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

129 pages

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Nonfiction Commons

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