Committee Chair

Balázs, Thomas

Committee Member

Baker, Sybil; Shaheen, Aaron

Department

Dept. of English

College

College of Arts and Sciences

Publisher

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Place of Publication

Chattanooga (Tenn.)

Abstract

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.

Degree

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.

Date

5-2012

Subject

Creative writing -- Fiction; Fiction -- Technique

Keyword

Fiction; Fiction writing; Short fiction

Discipline

Arts and Humanities | Creative Writing | Fiction

Document Type

Masters theses

Extent

iv, 70 leaves

Language

English

Rights

Under copyright.

License

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/

Included in

Fiction Commons

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