Master of Fine Arts (MFA)
First Committee Member
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Herein is a book-length collection of short stories entitled The Sweet River. The stories in this collection follow a self-discovered structural paradigm found in the works of influential short story writers. This paradigm comprises four sequential stages: situation, tension through a series of patient complications, catharsis or reversal and double reversal, and epiphany. Thematically, the stories feature a protagonist adrift from conformist society, in search of transcendence amid the age-old dichotomy between the self and the other, and ultimately facing a moral crucible. Stylistically, the stories rely heavily on the external landscape as a means of avoiding sentimentality while still preserving emotional resonance.
Collection; Original writing; River; Short; Stories; Sweet
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Menter, Keith Harold, "The Sweet River: A collection of short stories" (2003). UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations. 1495.