The creative content contained within this thesis is comprised of two collections of short stories: The Death of an Escargot (or Strange Feelings of Petrov) and & Stories. Together, these story collections represent the fruits of my labors as a student of the M.F.A. program at California State University at Long Beach. The Death of an Escargot (or Strange Feelings of Petrov) is a story cycle that places emphasis on experimentation and creative possibility. The second section, & Stories, represents my engagement with more traditional methods, as well as an earnest attempt at giving voice to distinct communities that are often under-represented within the literary cannon. It is my intention that these stories be understood as representations of my interests as a writer, as well as artifacts to be considered as aides in the formation of my own creative identity.
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 53/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Modern literature, Slavic literature, British and Irish literature|
|Keywords:||Absurdism, Fiction, Original writing, Postmodernism, Realism, Russian literature, Short story|
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