Award Date

1-1-2005

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

Department

English

First Committee Member

Douglas Unger

Number of Pages

186

Abstract

There are places in the world that never seem to leave the news, and yet for all we hear of them, we really know very little. The West Bank is one of these, its truths and realities obscured by the blinding flash of news cameras and political manipulation. It remains near the front of our consciousness in part because of its constant unrest, but also due to its role as nexus for three main world religions; This work grew out of an impulse to describe and explain the experience of living as a foreigner on the West Bank. Taking the form of a creative memoir---neither entirely fact nor total fiction---it is rather like life there, on the edge between worlds and times, an image made of fragments, its depth and color a matter of perspective.

Keywords

Flesh; Mosaic; Original writing; Stone; Wanderer

Controlled Subject

American literature; Literature, Modern

File Format

pdf

File Size

3307.52 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/bmxn-w51e


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