Date of Award
Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
This manuscript contains a collection of short stories. It also includes the first several chapters of a novella. Within are characters who act and suffer consequences without the imposition of supernatural elements to affect outcomes, which is hopefully what makes them seem “real.” But then there are ambiguities and archetypes and symbolic imagery dancing around the edges of their predicaments, too. Think flambéed Flaubert with the saltiness of Hemingway and the peppery tang of Woolf complimented with a sugary pinch of Charlotte Bronte to bring out the flavor of the tomatoes, poured over with a rich, Jungian gravy. If this sounds gross, I ask you to open your minds and mouths to something surprisingly delicious.
(2022). Master of Fine Arts (MFA), Thesis, English, Old Dominion University, DOI: 10.25777/mmg2-hf79
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