Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Title

Home

Identifier

6014

Date

2017

Date of Award

7-20-2017

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts

Major

Creative Writing

Committee Chair

Ladrica Menson-Furr

Committee Member

Christine Eisel

Committee Member

Margaret Robinson

Abstract

Partially inspired by several literary and cinematic works such as August Wilson's American Century Cycle, If These Walls Could Talk, and Jancie Woods Windle's True Women as well as real-life events such as the Zimmerman Telegram, Pearl Harbor, and President Kennedy's assassination, Home is a work of fiction that follows one extended family's journey from the Progressive Era to the end of the millennium.In all, almost ninety years of this Texan family and theirextended relationshiops will be covered by what will eventually be the ten stories that will make up this collection. Each story (of which the first five, spanning from 1906-1945, are included in this thesis project) takes place in a different decade of the 20th century. Each story will illustrate the ups and downs and the highs and the lows that these family members experienced while living through one of the most turbulent and bloodiest centuries in human history.

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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