Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Identifier

1000

Date

2013

Date of Award

12-2-2013

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts

Major

Creative Writing

Committee Chair

Cary Holladay

Committee Member

John Bensko

Committee Member

Lorinda Cohoon

Abstract

Mindset Perfect is a short story collection about the residents who live in the fictional city of Lincoln, Mississippi. Centering mostly on the Moore family, this collection of stories explores themes like religion, gossip, death, and marriage. This collection gives readers an insight into what it is like to live in a small Southern town, where everyone tends to know everyone. Beginning with "Mr. Tansey's Daughter," a story about a prodigal child returning to her hometown after a long absence, and ending with "The Redemption of Donald McCoy," which features a life long resident of Lincoln finally leaving his hometown for good, these stories are intended to explore the human condition. In the spirit of Winesburg, Ohio and Dubliners, this collection shows the different types of people who live in the American South.

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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