Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing
First Committee Member
Richard Wiley, Chair
Second Committee Member
Third Committee Member
Beth C. Rosenberg
Graduate Faculty Representative
Number of Pages
Following is a collection of short fiction. The work comes out of the tradition of realism with influences from surrealism and the gothic grotesque.
While most of the work of creation centered around character and voice, several themes emerge in the final product. Death and its perception in American society play central roles in many pieces. Also, the collection explores the experience of intimacy in many types of interpersonal relationships. Several of the pieces focus on the effects environment and location have on individuals and how change of location impacts a character. In conjunction with these many themes, obsession as an attempt to attain fulfillment also runs through the works.
American fiction; Creative writing; Short stories; American
Creative Writing | English Language and Literature | Fiction | Literature in English, North America
Kruse, Kathryn, "To receive my services you must be dying and alone" (2011). UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones. 1221.