Title

The Zumbrota

Committee Chair

Baker, Sybil

Committee Member

Balazs, Thomas; Braggs, Earl

Department

Dept. of English

College

College of Arts and Sciences

Publisher

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Place of Publication

Chattanooga (Tenn.)

Abstract

My thesis is a creative project that consists of a craft introduction and Act I of my novel, The Zumbrota. In part one, the craft introduction, I look at the history of the serial detective in crime fiction and examine how serial detectives fit into the discussion of round and flat characters as defined by E.M. Forster and James Wood. Through the discussion of serial detectives as round and flat characters, I ultimately examine the fundamental differences between literary and genre fiction. Then in part two, readers go back to 1940 as my detective, Wes Grizzly, uncovers a conspiracy between mobsters and Nazis to undermine America’s recovering economy. The Zumbrota is my love letter to the detective genre, a grand tradition that goes back almost two centuries.

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

5-2018

Subject

Private investigators -- Fiction; Detective and mystery stories

Document Type

Masters theses

Extent

v, 96 leaves

Language

English

Rights

Under copyright.

License

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

Date Available

6-1-2020

Available for download on Monday, June 01, 2020

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