Good Fences and Dead Possums and Other Short Stories
Flannery O'Connor wrote, "It seems that the fiction writer has a revolting attachment to the poor, for even when he writes about the rich, he is more concerned with what they lack than with what they have." The characters herein come from middle-class to affluent backgrounds and they all have problems. Their stories are about identity, value and choice in an age of casual paranoia and subtle dehumanization through mediation and distance. The main buffers between humans and reality are images and language, which, when incorporated into our psychology, allow us to things both horrible and laughable.
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Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
College of Arts and Sciences
Arts and Sciences -- Dissertations, Academic; Dissertations, Academic -- Arts and Sciences; Short stories
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Honors in the Major Thesis
Rivas, Ryan, "Good Fences and Dead Possums and Other Short Stories" (2005). HIM 1990-2015. 516.