Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Identifier

2660

Date

2016

Date of Award

4-19-2016

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts

Major

Creative Writing

Committee Chair

Sonja Livingston

Committee Member

Tim Johnston

Committee Member

Richard Boada

Abstract

In this creative nonfiction manuscript, the author attempts to examine and analyze the relevant aspects of his life in relation to the impact his hometown, the people in it, and his family had—continue to have—on him as an outsider living within those groups. While the collection of essays is mostly a memoir, the author also uses elements of contemporary journalism, poetry, music, and cultural criticism, to better relate to a wide yet specific audience: those familiar with the genre of creative nonfiction, although that familiarity is not a requirement for understanding. Reoccurring elements are: addiction, fitting in, family disputes, desire for freedom, loss of life and freedom, the body, and others.

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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