Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Identifier

601

Date

2012

Date of Award

4-19-2012

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts

Major

Creative Writing

Committee Chair

Cary Holladay

Committee Member

Gene Plunka

Committee Member

John Bensko

Abstract

Capture and Release, a novel in stories, explores the progress of relationships and how individuals confront love, loss, attachment, and separation and employs a metaphorical idea of home as it applies to one's own perception of identity and well-being within, and independent of, relationships with family members, friends, and lovers. These ideas are explored primarily through the main character, William, as he questions his identity and searches for ataraxis and equilibrium outside the reins of his family and relationship with his newly estranged lover after the suicide of his youngest sibling. Sometimes explored through minor characters carrying common burdens, the book expands on a decade of loneliness, confusion, isolation, and grief, as the characters seek to find stability and peace of mind in a chaotic, unstable, and ever changing world.

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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