Title

Good Fences and Dead Possums and Other Short Stories

Abstract

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.

Notes

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Thesis Completion

2005

Semester

Fall

Advisor

Bartkevicius, Jocelyn

Degree

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

College

College of Arts and Sciences

Department

English

Degree Program

Creative Writing

Subjects

Arts and Sciences -- Dissertations, Academic; Dissertations, Academic -- Arts and Sciences; Short stories

Format

Print

Identifier

DP0022046

Language

English

Access Status

Open Access

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Document Type

Honors in the Major Thesis

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