Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The Pleasure Prism
by Morales, Sophia Amanda, M.F.A., California State University, Long Beach, 2011, 136; 1499279
Abstract (Summary)

This collection consists of twelve short stories produced and edited during my two years in the M.F.A, Creative Writing program at CSULB. Half of these stories feature recurring characters of a familial nature. The protagonist of these is portrayed at different stages of her development. She can be seen coping with the pressures of her gender, societal expectations, and in the process of discovering identity. These stories were inspired by my personal experiences and based on fictional and autobiographical situations. The other half of this collection consists of independent pieces. These pieces aim to showcase the human search for enlightenment, through relationships, the unforgiving world, and, finally, through alienating experiences during which drug-induced realities serve as a means for escapism. With this collection I have aspired to shed light on the explicit aspects of society, sexuality, drugs, and the limitations of the human psyche and the physical body.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Zepeda, Rafael
Commitee:
School: California State University, Long Beach
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 50/01M, Masters Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Fine arts, British and Irish literature
Keywords: Original writing
Publication Number: 1499279
ISBN: 9781124857725
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