“Let Fall a Stocking” is an epistolary memoir. It is one side of an intimate correspondence, which reveals details of the author’s past growing up in the American South, as well as a present-tense romance between himself and his interlocutor. The essay, “Intimacy and Complicity: The Shared Spaces of the Letter” serves as both a critical introduction to the manuscript and a poetics of epistolarity. It explores the physical and mental spaces involved in letter-writing and how the past and present and the delay of time connect and separate correspondents, as well as the voyeurism involved in reading the letters exchanged by others.
|Advisor:||Richard, Charles E.|
|Commitee:||DeVine, Christine, Wilson, Mary Ann|
|School:||University of Louisiana at Lafayette|
|School Location:||United States -- Louisiana|
|Source:||DAI-A 79/01(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Creative writing, American literature|
|Keywords:||Correspondence, Epistolarity, Memoir, Southern, Spaces|
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