Theses and Dissertations

Issuing Body

Mississippi State University

Advisor

Hagenston, Becky

Committee Member

Marsh, Kelly

Committee Member

Patteson, Richard

Date of Degree

5-1-2007

Document Type

Graduate Thesis - Open Access

Degree Name

Master of Arts

College

College of Arts and Sciences

Department

Department of English

Abstract

Magnolia Star Route is a collection of short fiction named for a road that connects the town of Nederland to the city of Boulder, Colorado. The stories share the common aspect of all being set in and around Nederland and contain overlapping scenes and characters that unite the stories into the form of a composite novel. The critical introduction, ?My Unreliability? describes how I used the format from Sherwood Anderson?s Winesburg, Ohio and James Joyce?s Dubliners to structure a collection heavily influenced by the writings of Salman Rushdie and Paul Auster. The introduction begins by describing the influence growing up in Nederland had on me as a young writer and the effect that moving to Mississippi had on my perspective as I continued my writing career.

URI

https://hdl.handle.net/11668/15240

Comments

short fiction

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