Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

All The Things I've Been a novel
by Helmling, Richard, M.F.A., The University of Texas at El Paso, 2010, 211; 1483856
Abstract (Summary)

In The Postmodern Condition, Lyotard identifies narrative as a distinct type of knowledge created and reshaped by individuals as nodal points. The novel All the Things I've Been explores this paradigm in Postmodern thought by following a narrator disconnected from ostensible reality as he attempts to create a new explanatory narrative to excuse his own misdeeds. Living in a subterranean hole, he draws on elements of the literature he hoards about him to construct a plot that will account for a past he is unwilling or unable to confront.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Sirkin, Jeffrey
Commitee: Chacon, Daniel, Perrillo, Jonna
School: The University of Texas at El Paso
Department: Creative Writing
School Location: United States -- Texas
Source: MAI 49/03M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: American literature, Creative writing
Keywords: Original writing
Publication Number: 1483856
ISBN: 978-1-124-39188-5
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