Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Identifier

152

Date

2010

Date of Award

12-1-2010

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts

Major

Creative Writing

Committee Chair

Sonja Livingston

Committee Member

Charles Hall

Committee Member

Richard Bausch

Abstract

This thesis, entitled “Not Quite Natural: Stories From the Edges of Humanity,” is a collection of creative nonfiction essays. It features stories about people who exist on the fringes of the human experience, from a man who infects himself with hookworms in an effort to cure his severe allergies to a woman who discovers a deaf man who has no language. It also features stories about groups of people on the edges of the human experience, including a community that refuses to leave its town, even though a fire is burning a hundred and fifty feet beneath it and a group of World War I soldiers who stage an impromptu truce. All of these stories are based on pieces that aired on Radiolab, a public radio program based at WNYC and distributed by National Public Radio.

Comments

Data is provided by the student.

Library Comment

dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.

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