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Woman by the Water and Other Stories

Title: Woman by the Water and Other Stories.
Name(s): Barngrover, Anne, author
Stuckey-French, Elizabeth, professor directing thesis
Baggott, Julianna, committee member
Kirby, David, committee member
Department of English, degree granting department
Florida State University, degree granting institution
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2011
Publisher: Florida State University
Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Woman by the Water and Other Stories is a collection of four short stories that range in setting from a touristy beach town in the Florida Gulf to a party school in northern Appalachia, and from old-fashioned Midwestern suburbia to a farming homestead in pre-Depression era Iowa. The common thread among them is that each story is narrated by a young woman who is embroiled in a dilemma that usually ends up being largely by her own making. Furthermore, the style of each story relies heavily on its narrative voice and point of view. I believe that my work fits in to the larger dialogue of contemporary women's literature that places value on story-telling, familial and relationship issues, self-identity and, ultimately, raw narrative honesty, even if it traditionally may seem "unbecoming" for female characters.
Identifier: FSU_migr_etd-1108 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Thesis Submitted to the Department of English in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Fine Arts.
Degree Awarded: Spring Semester, 2011.
Date of Defense: February 25, 2011.
Keywords: women, contemporary, short stories
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory committee: Elizabeth Stuckey-French, Professor Directing Thesis; Julianna Baggott, Committee Member; David Kirby, Committee Member.
Subject(s): Literature, Modern
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