Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Bone Garden
by Moulton, Renee, M.F.A., California State University, Long Beach, 2014, 63; 1528001
Abstract (Summary)

Bone Garden is a collection of poetry that inspects interpersonal communication and an often misguided sense of connection with others. Through investigations of memory, disaster, aging, and gender, the collection depicts a world in which many of us fruitlessly search for empathy and a sense of solidarity. Leading this investigation is a narrator whose frustrations with isolation often result in passive aggressive behavior or violence that furthers her separation from others. Bone Garden proposes solidarity as a salted plot and despair as the bitter fruit harvested by those who believe in it.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Seyburn-Little, Patricia
Commitee:
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 53/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Aging, American literature, Gender studies
Keywords: Original poetry
Publication Number: 1528001
ISBN: 9781303985256
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