Baker, Sybil; Shaheen, Aaron
College of Arts and Sciences
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
This thesis contains four original pieces of short fiction and one short essay on the craft of writing fiction. The short stories range in topics from a young man who doesn’t want to work in his father’s business to a writer who comes face to face – and often shares bodies – with his own characters. Two of the stories are literary fiction, one is metafiction, and one is science-fiction. All four stories are written in the first-person point of view. The craft essay examines the prevalence and implications of the self-aware first-person narrator in fiction. This particular narrative style was found to be intrinsic to many stories written in the first-person, and this discovery led to the incorporation of self-aware elements to the narrators of the original stories presented in this collection.
M. A.; A thesis submitted to the faculty of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of Master of Arts.
Creative writing -- Fiction; Fiction -- Technique
Arts and Humanities | Creative Writing | Fiction
iv, 70 leaves
Duvall, Benjamin Louis, "Out of the body" (2012). Masters Theses and Doctoral Dissertations.