Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The Thin Line
by Helms, Addie, M.A., Sul Ross State University, 2010, 99; 1490103
Abstract (Summary)

The Thin Line is a creative thesis comprised of a multi-genre collection of fiction and nonfiction pieces. Nonfiction appears in the form of memoir; fiction appears in the form of the short story. Nonfiction and fiction pieces sharing a common "thread," such as place, person or character, event or theme, are paired in order to examine invention as a technique or real-life experience as a vehicle for fiction.

The Thin Line does not attempt to confront the question of the line between fact and fiction: "Where does the life of the author stop and her fiction begin?" Instead, The Thin Line is an investigation into the use of invention, specifically as it is used implicitly or explicitly by Southern writers, as well as an exercise in examining personal experience as an agent for fiction.

Indexing (document details)
School: Sul Ross State University
School Location: United States -- Texas
Source: MAI 49/04M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: American literature, Creative writing
Keywords: Creative nonfiction, Original writing, Short stories
Publication Number: 1490103
ISBN: 978-1-124-51000-2
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