Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The Daily Special
by Komathy, Rebecca K., M.F.A., California State University, Long Beach, 2018, 144; 10785910
Abstract (Summary)

The Daily Special is a collection of seven short stories written during my Master of Fine Arts for Creative Writing career at California State University, Long Beach. The stories are linked thematically through a relation of food to a character’s psyche in order to exemplify characterizations or conflicts. The element of food is either mundane or centered; however, all the stories respond with the emotion of fear that later results in an act of acceptance. The fear stems from two outcomes, not fitting in or losing something of value. The characters have to face their fears and accept their current situations in order to move forward.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Greenberg, Suzanne
Commitee: Cooper, Stephen, Hernandez, David
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: English
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 58/01M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Creative writing
Keywords: Acceptance, Fear, Fiction, Food
Publication Number: 10785910
ISBN: 978-0-438-20915-2
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