Award Date

1-1-2004

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

Department

English

First Committee Member

Douglas Unger

Number of Pages

219

Abstract

The seven story-like chapters of Martyred Cars explore the daily business and labor of a desert junk yard and its brushes with the supernatural. Each chapter takes the point of view of a different character in their own struggles with work, life, and the entities and elements that taunt them from beyond the boundaries of known science. The novel builds these layers of cosmology of archetypal universals, patterns that recur (whether it be in landscape or the pattern on a man's shirt), and a blurring of the boundary between the inanimate and animate, the spiritual and the mundane. Martyred Cars does not seek to solve problems or answer questions, but to view the world from obtuse and fanciful angles, from the point of view of various people, animals, cars, and things residing and consuming at the bottom of the economy, on the perpetual verge of an apocalypse.

Keywords

Cars; Martyred; Novel; Original writing

Controlled Subject

American literature

File Format

pdf

File Size

6123.52 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/p38y-ciaw


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