Award Date

1-1-2006

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

Department

English

First Committee Member

Douglas Unger

Number of Pages

369

Abstract

Diner Etiquette contains ten short stories, all set in New Jersey, dealing with a variety of characters and experiences. The collection is an exercise in genre study as well, or at least in genre subversion. The mob story, the post 9/11 fable, quasi-magic realism, a novella, all are contained within. Despite an overarching literary conceit of genre exploration, the dramatic invention of the collection deals more with long-form minimalism and a desire to thoroughly and realistically explore what it's like to live and work and exist in contemporary America in the shadow of New York City.

Keywords

Collection; Diner; Etiquette; Original writing; Short; Story

Controlled Subject

American literature; Literature, Modern

File Format

pdf

File Size

7075.84 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/79uf-n4u6


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