Award Date

1-1-2006

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

Department

English

First Committee Member

Richard Wiley

Number of Pages

134

Abstract

As part of the degree requirement for an MFA in Creative Writing I am submitting an unpublished, original novel as my thesis. The novel is a first-person narrative of a woman from the Czech Republic. As the story develops, Data, the main character, comes to Las Vegas with her husband. The two eventually win a large jackpot, at which point the husband dies of heart failure and Zlata inherits all of the winnings. She stays in Las Vegas and eventually teams up with a tiny busboy to design and open her own hotel/casino on the strip. This novel is meant to encompass the Czech spirit while also telling a story that portrays the American dream. I hope to explore both foreign and domestic perspectives while telling a compelling, exciting and resonant fictional story.

Keywords

Accent; Background; Colored; Czech; English; Gold; Movel; Original writing

Controlled Subject

American literature; Literature, Modern

File Format

pdf

File Size

2662.4 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/7dz1-yrns


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