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Intimacy and Complicity: The Shared Spaces of the Letter and Let Fall a Stocking
by Knight, Jason, Ph.D., University of Louisiana at Lafayette, 2017, 191; 10269977
Abstract (Summary)

“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.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Richard, Charles E.
Commitee: DeVine, Christine, Wilson, Mary Ann
School: University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Department: English
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
Publication Number: 10269977
ISBN: 978-0-355-11462-1
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